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Thursday, July 19, 2001
 
MWNY: A Talk with Westlake
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We never pass up an opportunity to talk with one of the most prolific and successful game porting companies we know, Westlake Interactive. Business Manager Suellen Adams spoke with us and
delivered an update on the company's Mac products. First off, as previously reported the company is
developing an update for The Sims that will allow the game to run natively
under OS X. No release date for the patch has been announced, but Westlake
indicated that it will be sooner rather than later.


Age of Empires 2 is expected to hit beta by the end of July. The title will
be fully carbonized and feature GameRanger support, but will not be playable
against PC users. The new Wheel of Fortune 2 has reached first playable, and
the Unreal Tournament-based Undying is on schedule to reach first playable
status in the very near future.


Westlake Interactive developers have also received code for Civilization III
and are hoping for a Q1 2002 ship date. This could change, however, since
the PC version of this strategy title is still under active development.


In other news, we have some notes on who is working on what at Westlake. Ken and Phil are working on the port of Deus Ex to Playstation 2, Westlake's first port to a console and a future source of revenue for the growing company. Meanwhile, Mark and Suellen Adams have also been working on a shareware title in their spare time -- we can't imagine how rare that commodity must be! -- which we hope to bring you more details about shortly.

Westlake Interactive


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