PC Ghost Recon 2 Delayed
10:41 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story
Further to Tuesday's news item that different versions of Ubisoft's recently-announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 are being developed by different developers, we're sad to report today that the PC version of the game, the version most likely to be ported to the Mac, will be released months after the console versions of the game.
In an official press release, Ubisoft confirmed yesterday that the Playstation 2 version of the title will be a completely different beast from their Xbox and PC counterparts. The Playstation 2 version, built on a modified Unreal engine and using the Havok physics engine, will be handled by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, while the Xbox and PC versions, handled by Red Storm Entertainment, will utilize that developer's custom engine from the original game. The press release confirms that the Playstation 2 version of the title acts as a prequel to the Xbox/PC version of the game, taking place four years previous. Contrary to yesterday's news item, Ubisoft makes no mention of a GameCube version.
Sadly for computer gamers, while the console versions of the game are planned for a Holiday 2004 release, Ubisoft confirmed that the PC version of the game, the version most likely ported to the Mac OS, will not be complete until "...early 2005 in order to once again deliver ground-breaking innovation to the PC audience..." Adding to that the usual turnaround time for an OS X port, readers can expect the Mac version of the game to be available... a long time from now.
Although there has yet to be an official mention of a Mac release, fans of the original can look to Aspyr Media as the game's most likely publisher. Aspyr, having released over twenty-five titles last year alone, is the most likely choice for publishing the title after the successful reception of the original version.
Readers interested in playing the highly-acclaimed original should head over to the IMG Store, where copies of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon can be ordered for $39.95 USD.
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