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Thursday, February 8, 2001
 
Westlake Project Updates
6:00 AM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

Marks Adams, president of Westlake Interactive, dropped us a lengthy e-mail with status updates on most of their on-going projects. Here is the whole shebang from Mark:

We don't have any release dates, but all three projects are going very
well.


EFMI4 just started beta testing, and early reports look good. The OpenGL
graphics and backgrounds look very slick (LucasArts has incredible
artists). If the testing continues to go smoothly, this will probably be
the first of the three games to ship.


Tony Hawk 2 just passed alpha, and we're doing a lot of clean up on it to
get it ready for beta testing. I think this will be a very hot game for
the Mac, its really something different than other sports games and fun
to play.


Centipede is also just at alpha. We'll be preparing it for beta over the
next month or so as well, mostly cleaning up obvious bugs (no pun
intended!). The game supports OpenGL and Glide, so it should look good
on most 3D cards.


You didn't ask, but here's some TR:Chronicles status:


Tomb Raider Chronicles is ahead of schedule and running well. We're past
first playable, and will probably skip straight to beta later in the
month or in early March. Its a nice change of scenery from TR4 (Last
Revelation), which was all set in Egypt, since Chronicles has several
very different locales (ruins in Rome, a German U-boat, the rooftops of a
high-tech city). Some new moves and special effects also give a bit of
new life. There is no news on the level editor, we're still working to
get the source code from Eidos. We definitely want to do the editor if
possible, but have to take a look at its code before we know if its
possible.

Westlake seems to have their hands full again with a strong lineup of A-list games. In related news, their project status page also includes the news that their port of Hasbro's Centipede has reached Alpha status. With Monopoly Casino out the door already, this is shaping up to be another banner year for them. For more information about Tony Hawk or Escape from Monkey Island, be sure and read our detailed previews.

Westlake Project Status Page
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 Preview
Escape from Monkey Island Preview


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