Cubase Pro 8.5 and Catalina

Hi all – I know that Steinberg doesn’t support Cubase Pro 8.5 on Catalina, but has anyone actually tried it? In my experience with other software, just because the developer doesn’t support it, doesn’t mean the program won’t open and run (mostly) normally. I’m thinking of getting a new Mac Mini, but want to make sure I know what is and isn’t going to work if I have to make the move up to Catalina (I’m currently on Sierra after clutching to Yosemite for many years). Thanks!