If you haven’t heard, macOS Catalina comes with a set of stringent requirements for gamedevs, one of which requires new app builds to be **notarized** by apple before release. This adds a new layer of complexity for devs, and some have already announced their intention to leave the OS entirely. Example and context here (not my blog):
On Steam, this change will occur on October 14th. The end result could be an exodus of indie devs (especially smaller ones) from Apple. A hilarious side note, the new interface system is called Gatekeeper.
Personally, I’m looking into the notarization process and it seems to be a headache that comes with a side of additional fees. I’m also not too sure I like the idea of every game being released on MacOS being forced to a notarization process, as that mandates devs to list themselves with Apple. Very 1984 of them.