Buzz Bumble, on January 2nd 2009, 01:06 AM, said:
I meant the company making the Mac version should announce they are making it as soon as they know they are going to be doing it. They don't need to give an exact release date or even a vague "Fall 2020", but simply say "the Mac version is coming / planned" to save people buying the Windoze version unnecessarily.
If they stick to this rather silly "announce it when it's ready to ship" nonsense, then the already small Mac games market is simply going to vanish completely as people buy the Windoze version rather than wait for the "might / might not" Mac release.
IMO, the majority of "Mac gamers" are casual players only; they don't care when the game is released, if it will run AAx78183 or Bloom of Death +10, or the price. They go to the Apple store on occasion, see a game they like, and buy it. THey don't go on IMG to check the release date months in advance. We here at IMG are definitly a small minority. There IS a reason Apple doesn't like us, they dont want to spend money on us crazy people. Their solution was Bootcamp, and if it weren't for the efforts of the porting houses, we wouldn't have a single AAA title (Blizzard is an exception). We should be glad to get a few good titles a year. Apple isn't doing s**t.
The porting houses should feel no obligation other then to tell us at IMG, that a game is coming, other then a week or two in advance. Look at Fate: the publisher didn't announce diddly squat for like a week after it was released. Last Saturday it was running on half the iMacs in the Apple store.
And FYI not many people will pay the extra $125+ to get Windows just for games. There are plenty of Mac users who don't know anything about Bootcamp, and especially VMware, parallels or Crossover.
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