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#1 IMG News

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:14 AM

Could EA Sports' FIFA 08 be coming to the Mac? A screenshot sent to us by an IMG reader might hint at the possibility that a Mac version is coming. The IMG reader explains that after he installed the PC version of FIFA 08 under Boot Camp on his Intel IMac, a registration screen popped up at the end of installation. The words "FIFA 08 - PC & Mac" appear on the registration form, which strongly suggests a Mac version might be in the works.

A typo of such magnitude in the registration form would almost certainly have not passed EA's QA department before the game had shipped.

If FIFA 08 for the Mac is in the works, it will likely use Cider, TransGaming's portability engine that is currently being used in EA recent releases such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Need for Speed: Carbon, Command & Conquer 3, and Battlefield 2142. Two EA Sports games, Madden 08 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2008 are scheduled to ship next week.

FIFA 08 recently began shipping for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo WII, XBOX 360, PC, Nintendo DS and Mobile.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:07 AM

It would make sense, since all EA Sports games use basically the same engine (I'm not completely sure about Tiger Woods, but believe so). So, when they managed to get Madden 08 run under Cider, ciderising FIFA 08 shouldn't be a problem.

The only question is if EA deems the Mac gaming market in Europe (which would be the main market for FIFA) profitable enough.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

It would be the first EA game I would pre-order  :happy:

I'm anxious to see the performance of a sports game using Cider such as Madden on the Mac.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:10 AM

I've long thought the last thing we would ever see on the Mac again would be another (American) Football game but this news tops Madden '08. Fifa '08 on OS X?  Are you kidding me?  Awesome!  I hope it's true and hope Cider does these games justice.

I'll be buying Madden '08 and I'm close to the minimum system requirements. This should give me a good idea how TW '08 (and hopefully Fifa '08) will run.  :D

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:34 AM

Oh yeah baby!!!! Bring on FIFA!!!!!!!

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:14 AM

Oh hell yes - let this be true.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

I bought the windows version of NHL 08 for my bootcamp partition and when i registered that game it did the same thing it said NHL08 - PC&Mac. So I don't think much of it.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, there are several games at Amazon listed as "PC/Mac" when they really aren't (unless they're talking about Bootcamp compatibility).  But one can always dream...

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:12 PM

Good. I also hope Cider gets better with time.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:20 PM

View PostJanichsan, on October 5th 2007, 03:07 PM, said:

It would make sense, since all EA Sports games use basically the same engine (I'm not completely sure about Tiger Woods, but believe so). So, when they managed to get Madden 08 run under Cider, ciderising FIFA 08 shouldn't be a problem.

The only question is if EA deems the Mac gaming market in Europe (which would be the main market for FIFA) profitable enough.

Not that I give Taurenīs poo about soccer,but let me correct that for you.
It would be popular anywhere OUTSIDE the US.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

View Postatari, on October 6th 2007, 12:20 AM, said:

It would be popular anywhere OUTSIDE the US.
Admitted, outside US: Football (aka "Soccer") >> Football (American). But: Mac gaming market outside US < US Mac gaming market.

In Germany for instance (which is overall a huge market for games, especially for football (aka "soccer") games), the Mac gaming market is hardly existing at all.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 10:06 PM

Wait... THIS gets front page news yet my post about Punkbuster Battlefield 2 for Mac...

http://www.insidemac.......st&p=324471

doesn't?  :huh:

Maybe they just want to know if you are using Boot Camp to play their games.