Is it possible to play It Takes Two on Mac
It Takes Two is a story-based action-adventure videogame developed by Hazelight Studio. The studio is already known to players for the iconic 4-year old masterpiece called “A Way Out”. It Takes Two is a fascinating game drawing the line between two players who are up to rebuild the relationship between Cody and May, a couple being at the edge of divorce. Overhearing the discord of parents, their daughter Rose relents to the tool shack and cries on the hand-made dolls of her parents. She wants them to regain love and tries to find the answer in her “Book of Love”, written by the “world-known expert of love” Dr.Hakim. The next day after, Cody and May appear in a cartoony world, apparently presented by Dr.Hakim. Now they are challenged to come through multiple missions. To complete them, players will share a split-screen to synergize and navigate each character to find a new spark of love. The game is very interesting and full of various missions that will keep you engaged in the process. It Takes Two does not require both players to possess the game, instead, you can invite any of your friends using the “Remote Play Together” feature. This captivating story can be officially thrilled across Windows, PlayStation, and Xbox series. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to play it on Mac and there would not have been such unless we stepped in to play. Below, we will show you the guide to launch it and play with your friends on Mac despite the circumstances.
|OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit||OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor: Intel Core i3-2100T or AMD FX 6100||Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K or AMD Ryzen 3 1300x|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R7 260x||Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD R9 290X|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 50 GB||Disc space: 50 GB|
Play It Takes Two on Mac with Parallels
It Takes Two requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy the It Takes Two game on Mac.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac Pro (all versions are suitable), Mac Pro (all versions are suitable). Parallels on Mac computers with M1 (M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips may not support recent games. Games that require DirectX 12 and later currently not supported by Parallels.
Play It Takes Two on Mac with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy It Takes Two game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services provide you with sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a browser or a small client program, and a good internet connection starting from 20 Mbits/s. There are several great services (Xbox Cloud, Nvidia Geforce Now, Google Stadia), however, currently ONLY Xbox Cloud Gaming offers It Takes Two. You can play the game on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android using Google Chrome or Safari browser!
Play It Takes Two on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run It Takes Two on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play It Takes Two for now. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 64 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Mention, that for MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.
- Download Windows ISO file
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
- Define the Windows partition size choose downloaded Windows ISO file
- Format Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps
- When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)