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Red Faction Demo Released for PC [Updated]
10:37 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Volition has released a king-sized demo for their first-person shooter Red Faction; as expected this is for PC only, as the Mac OS version of the game -- while progressing very well -- is still a month or two behind in development. The PC version of the game is of course a port of the PlayStation 2 version of the game, which has so far received wide acclaim. Those who held out for the Mac or PC version of the game will find their patience rewarded, in the form of better textures, Internet multiplayer support and numerous gameplay tweaks and fixes.


The 129 MB demo has only been out for a few hours, so there aren't many details available, but overall the response seems quite enthusiastic. VoodooExtreme snapped off a dozen screen shots of the game in action, revealing that the demo also has two vehicles you can drive (at least) -- a submarine and a colossal mining machine.


We contacted Jeff Morgan of GraphSim for a status update on the Mac version of the game, and his response was quite enthusiastic. He just received a new 'build' of the full game from Mark Allender of Volition, and here is his (admittedly unscientific) response:

Just tried it on a G4 733 - it looks shippable to me.
Plans for a Mac demo of the game are still uncertain, but Jeff made it clear that he would like this to happen. If all goes well it looks as if GraphSim may be able to ship this shooter for Mac OS far in advance of the projected November release date, so stay tuned to IMG for news!

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