VMware today announced the release of Fusion 13, the latest major update to Fusion virtualization software. For those unfamiliar with Fusion, it aims to allow Mac users to run virtual machines to run non-macOS operating systems like Windows 11.


Fusion 13 Pro and Fusion 13 Player are compatible with both Intel Macs and Apple Silicon Macs equipped with M-series chips and offer native support. VMware has been testing Apple silicon support for several months ahead of the release of the latest version of Fusion.

Fusion 13 allows Intel and Apple silicon Mac users to access Windows 11 virtual machines. Intel Macs offer full support for Windows 11, while on Apple silicon there is a first round of features for Windows 11 on Arm, according to VMware.

VMware Tools offers virtual graphics and networking, and there’s more to come. Windows 11 looks amazing with certified and signed drivers and set the resolution to 4K and higher! Note that Fusion on Apple Silicon must run the ARM variant of Windows 11 and does not support the x86/Intel version of Windows.

Users who need to run traditional Win32 and x64 apps can do so via the built-in emulation.

Fusion 13 also includes a virtual TPM 2.0 device that can be added to any VM, stores content in an encrypted section of virtual machine files, and provides hardware TPM functionality parity. To support this feature, Fusion 13 uses a fast encryption type that only encrypts the parts of the VM needed to support the TPM device for performance and security.

The software supports OpenGL 4.3 in Windows and Linux VMs on Intel and in Linux VMs on Apple silicon.

Fusion 13 Player is free for personal use, and commercial licenses for both versions are available at a 30 percent discount to celebrate the launch. VMware Fusion 13 Player is $104.30 and VMware Fusion Pro is $139.30. Upgrades from previous versions are also available at a lower cost.

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