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Saturday, May 19, 2001
E3: Westlake Interactive Update
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Inside Mac Games had the opportunity to talk with Ken Cobb and Phil Sulak from Westlake Interactive. The two provided an update as to what is happening with the Austin, Texas development company.

The Sims: House Party remains on the developmental fast-track with an expected release at by publisher Aspyr Media at the upcoming Macworld Expo New York.Mark Adams is putting the finishing touches on Tomb Raider: Chronicles, the penultimate chapter of the series. As was previously announced, Chronicles will include a Mac-native level editor. Brad Oliver is continuing his work bringing American McGee’s Alice to the Mac as a fully Carbonized application. According to Phil Sulak, the performance of Alice running under OS X has greatly improved in recent weeks and is on par with the Mac OS 8/9 version. Sulak is bullish on the future of Mac OS X and believes that "it could very well turn into a very good [development] platform."

With the release of Escape from Monkey Island and the enhanced version of Deus Ex, Westlake Interactive has now shipped two titles that utilize the EAX-enhanced sound of the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! for Macintosh. Sulak believes the number of Mac games that support this technology is likely to increase. "I suspect we’ll probably be doing more of that [EAX support] in the future."

Finally, when asked about the upcoming ‘Peroxide Project’ that was recently added to the Westlake Interactive project status page, Cobb and Sulak were not very forthcoming with information. What they would reveal is that the game is being developed by Jesse Spears and that the title would be announced sometime before Macworld New York.

Westlake Interactive Web Site

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