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Friday, August 17, 2007
 
EA Backtracks On Simultaneous Mac Game Releases
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 11 comments

A new article from AppleInsider explores Electronic Arts' inability to deliver the promised simultaneous Mac releases of some of its planned Cider powered game lineup. An EA representative said Madden NFL 08 and Tiger Woods 08 would not reach their planned August release dates, instead coming sometime in September or October.

When pressed for an explanation, the EA spokesperson said there were no definitive reasons available for the delay but alluded to a possible lack of experience with Mac development. This was possibly prompted in part by the company's years-long absence from the platform.

In speaking to AppleInsider, the spokesperson nonetheless claimed that four ports of previously released titles -- Battlefield 2142, Command and Conquer 3, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Need for Speed Carbon -- were already available in stores. As of press time, however, EA was unable to provide the name of a single store at which customers could purchase any of the titles.

A brief survey by AppleInsider of Apple's stores, as well as Amazon and several other leading online retailers, revealed that none had the games in stock while only a few outlets were offering pre-orders. Some online retailers known to carry Mac software, including Amazon, made no mention of the Mac version whatsoever while listing available copies for Windows and several video game consoles.
Head over to the sites below to read the rest of the article and view some trailers of the games.

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