Mac Quake III Production Halt
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Our cohorts over at MacGamer recently received word from a reader/retailer
that Activision would no longer be producing the Mac version of Quake
III: Arena. While this is not entirely unusual, considering the game is a
year and a half old, it may be distressing for some Mac gamers still trying to
get their hands on a copy. The good news is that it should be no problem to buy
the PC box and just download the latest Mac application (which is necessary in any case to
play online with PC servers). This is exactly what the situation now for the Q3 expansion,
Team Arena, has been. Here's a clip from their report:
"We can no longer order the retail version of Quake 3Keep in mind that while Activision isn't known as the most Mac-friendly publisher,
Arena for Macintosh.
Distribution says that it has
been discontinued by Activision, who publishes for id software, so the stores can't
stock it. You might still be able to buy it directly from the Activision website, though.
The PC version is still available, Team Arena is still available for Windows, but there
are no Mac skews anymore."
this has no direct bearing on future id titles. Both John Carmack and Graeme
Devine have noted their next-gen game will run on OS X. We'll keep you posted
on any changes in this situation, but for now grab a copy of Quake III while it's
still on store shelves.
Quake III Report at MacGamer
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