Age of Empires 2, Links 2002 to be Carbonized
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Bold, the newly-named Mac publishing label under Peter Tamte's company Destineer recently sent out an update concerning their upcoming titles and OS X. It seems both Age of Empires 2 and Links 2002 will be Carbonized to support OS X, as well as supporting OS 8.6 and newer. They also plan on supporting Apple's next-generation operating system in all future titles (of which only Halo has been revealed so far).
While not surprising, this announcement is yet another endorsement of Apple's newest OS, as more gamers and game makers begin to make the transition. Both AoE2 and Links 2002 are set for a release this October, so Mac fans won't have to wait much longer for these critically-acclaimed titles. Here's the press release with more:
Destineer's Macintosh label, Bold, announces today thatThe actual port of Age of Empires 2 is already well underway in the capable hands of Westlake Interactive. While the Destineer Studios web site is still just a slash page at this point, we expect more info very soon from Tamte and company.
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its upcoming Macintosh versions of Microsoft's Age of Empires® 2: The Age of
Kings™, as well as Microsoft's Links® 2002, will both support Mac OS-X.
Both games will support MacOS-X through Apple Computer's "Carbon" library,
which makes it possible for games and other software to take advantage of
some of the capabilities of Mac OS-X while also working on Macintosh
computers with MacOS 8.6 and MacOS 9.
Destineer's president, Peter Tamte, explains Destineer's decision to support
MacOS-X by saying, "MacOS-X is getting cooler every month. Lots of Mac users
are now running MacOS-X exclusively. All of our games will support MacOS-X."
Age of Empires 2 is scheduled to ship for the Macintosh in early October.
The Windows version has received numerous "Strategy Game of the Year" awards
and sold over 3 million units so far. Links 2002 is scheduled to ship for
Macintosh in late October. Microsoft's Links series is, by far, the
best-selling golf games ever.
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