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Tuesday, April 24, 2001
 
Aspyr Clarifies Role of Omni, Westlake Re: Alice
3:27 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Mac game publisher Aspyr Media has issued a statement which attempts to clarify the roles of both porting house Westlake Interactive and Mac OS X developers The Omni Group in regards to the upcoming release of American McGee's Alice, which is currently in late beta testing. Aspyr's statement seems to be a response to a statement made by an Omni team member which may have created the misperception that Omni was in fact working on the soon-to-be-published port of Alice, which is not the case.



Here is Aspyr's statement:

There seems to be some confusion on who's doing the port of American McGee's Alice, for the Mac. The answer is Westlake Interactive. Alice will
ship carbonized and will be 9.1/ OS X ready, out of the box.


We have the highest confidence in Westlake. We have no doubt that their
ports will continue to be of the highest quality as we all make the
transition to OS X.


There has also been some recent confusion regarding the Omni Group's role,
in Aspyr games. The Omni Group is an OS X only porting house. They are
helping us familiarize ourselves with the cocoa process. We have sent
them code for evaluation, testing and demo purposes. We want to be the
front runners for OS X games and are doing everything we can to achieve
this.


Recently the press has stated that the Omni Group's OS X version
of Alice is complete. This is definitely premature. Omni's work on
Alice is for evaluation only.

Our thanks to Aspyr for clarifying Omni's role in the development of Alice for Mac OS X, and we look forward to playing the result -- as well as Omni's other port of an Aspyr title, a Cocoa version of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force which is still in development. According to the latest updates by Westlake Interactive, Alice is now in late beta for Mac OS and OS X and should be ready to publish within weeks.

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