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Wednesday, July 5, 2000
LucasArts Prez on Mac Games
11:26 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

A LucasArts fansite known as the International House of Mojo has posted an interview with the current president of LucasArts Entertainment Company, Simon Jeffery. While most of this interview will be of interest to LucasArts fans, there is one quote in particular which unfortunately once again expresses this company's half-hearted support of the Mac platform. It has long been a policy of this company to evaluate games for a Mac port on a "title-by-title" basis; it seems that Jeffery takes an even more negative view of the situation:

[Mojo] Recently, LucasArts has been porting games such as Episode I Racer to the Mac. Does LucasArts have any plans to port adventure-game greats such as CMI and Grim Fandango which were previously unavailable to Mac users? Also, will future titles be developed for the Mac platform?

[Jeffery] The Mac market is a difficult place for games. We have had mixed success historically. Whilst I don't want to say that we will not publish on the Mac again, I also don't want to commit to any products right now...

The only LucasArts title currently in development for the Mac Platform is Star Wars Super Bombad Racing - actually a LucasLearning title, published under the LA moniker. In other words, there are currently no LucasArts titles in development with promised Mac versions. We have been told repeatedly that ports of past titles, such as Grim Fandango, are extremely unlikely. Read the rest of the interview for more on LucasArts' current and future plans. Share your thoughts on his comments on our Forums.

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