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Outer Wilds

From AppleGamingWiki, the wiki about gaming on M1 Apple silicon Macs
Outer Wilds
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Mobius Digital
Annapurna Interactive
Unity[Note 1]
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
Outer Wilds on HowLongToBeat
Outer Wilds on IGDB
Outer Wilds guide on StrategyWiki
Outer Wilds on MobyGames
Outer Wilds on Wikipedia

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Perfect Played from start to finish, including Echoes of the Eye. Character models are invisible, but you can spot them from moving coffee mugs etc. Switch Pro controller works perfect, except X/Y and A/B prompts are swapped.

Edit: character models visible with `-disable-gpu-skinning` command line parameter and neglible performance difference!

Wine Playable Playable 30fps on M1 Pro. Gamepad untested.
Parallels Perfect Stablish 60FPS. Requires the fix for flickering textures or invisible objects from the Parallels guide page.[3].


  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.33f1


  1. Verified by User:Sampumon on 2023-03-30
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 8/14 core (14-inch, 2021)
    OS: macOS 13.2
    Method: CrossOver 22.1
    Store: Epic via Heroic Launcher
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: Medium graphics, DXVK enabled, MVK_ALLOW_METAL_FENCES=1
    Framerate: 40…120fps
    Comment: Heroic game arguments: -disable-gpu-skinning
  2. Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2023-03-30
  3. Verified by User:Somnolentsurfer on 2023-03-24
    Device: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), 32 Core M1 Max, 32GB RAM
    OS: macOS 12.3.1
    Method: Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop 17
    Store: Steam
    Resolution: 1728x1080
    Settings: Max
    Framerate: About 60FPS
    Comment: Also get a somewhat disturbing warning about the save file being corrupted. Thankfully the cloud save appears unaffected..