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Wednesday, May 23, 2001

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World War II Online Goes Gold, Mac Info
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The official World War II Online site has announced the massively multiplayer online war simulation is now gold master and heading into production. This puts the game from Cornered Rat Software on schedule for their previously announced date of June 6, though these have been known to change before. World War II Online will be a subscription-based title, with the first month free (or included in the game's $40 pricetag) and each subsequent month costing about $10. Here's a clip from the press release:

"I'm very proud of and happy for the CRS development team and the entire Playnet.com staff, " said Jim Mesteller, President and CEO of Playnet, Inc. "At the end of June it will have been just two years since we completed the design and started development on World War II Online™. In addition, our small but dedicated team have built out the infrastructure needed to support a massively multiplayer title and launched a premium games destination site in Playnet.com. The result of these efforts places the entire Playnet organization in a strong position for the future."

Scheduled for release in June 2001, World War II Online™ revisits a time and place where real heroes lived and died in one of the most momentous wars in history. To enroll in one of the most exciting games of the year, visit Playnet.com today!

While IMG was assured at E3 that the Mac version would be shipping simultaneously with the PC, we have yet to pin down whether the game will actually be a hybrid CD. There are hints that it might be a seperate release and maybe even a seperate Mac publisher (instead of Strategy First), but nothing has been officially announced yet. No mention of the Mac version is made in the press release, but there is a very interesting new image up at an employee's site. It shows a Mac v1.0 Installer CD, which is very encouraging. Stay tuned for more info very soon.

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