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Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed Put On Hold
1:57 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

For the past few months, many Mac gamers have been wondering about the status of the hit racing game Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed. It has been listed as "Under Development" on Westlake Interactive's Project Status page ever since it was announced for the Macintosh. Amy Torres of Aspyr Media sent us a press release with details on the reasons NFS has been delayed for so long, and the disappointing news that this project is now on hold. Here is what she had to say:

We are releasing this statement in response to the email, calls, etc...that
we have received regarding the status of our Need for Speed: Porsche
Unleashed for Mac project.


Electronic Arts, Aspyr Media and Westlake Interactive have been doing
everything possible to bring Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed to the Mac. However, due to insurmountable circumstances the project has been postponed indefinitely.


Currently, the time and resources needed to release a high quality game,
within a timely manner, would place serious constraints on all parties.
At this time, we have exhausted all options and feel that it is more
important to move forward. Thanks for your understanding and continued
support.

This is very sad news indeed, since Need For Speed was an extremely popular series on the PC and it was one of the only quality racing simulations planned to be ported to the Mac. By no means is this the fault of Westlake or Aspyr, as they have tried their hardest to make this game a reality on the Macintosh. Following the release of this statement, Need For Speed was removed from Westlake's Project Status page.


If and when the status of NFS changes, you can be sure that Inside Mac Games will be on top of the story. Read our preview of the title if you're interested in what might have been.

Westlake Project Status Page
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed Preview


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