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Civilization III Hits Beta, Due for PC in October
11:01 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Stomped has produced a very short report which notes that Firaxis has confirmed that Civilization III has reached the Beta stage and is on track for an October release for PC. We've been tracking the progress of Civ3 since MacSoft announced they would be publishing this game for the Mac OS by the end of the year.


The short comment published by Stomped indicates that all the final artwork for the game is in place and the feature set is complete -- all that remains is tweaking, polishing and bug-fixing. Why does any of this matter for Mac gamers? Quite obviously, the more complete the PC version is, the sooner serious work can begin on the Mac port.


As the third title in the Civilization series and the work of Sid Meier, this strategy title is widely expected to inherit the classic, addictive gamplay of the first two games augmented with many refinements and of course better visuals. The recently-launched Civ3 web side has many details on and screen shots of the game in progress, so be sure to pay it a visit if you're interested.


The Mac OS port of Civ3 is underway at Westlake Interactive; currently it is still listed as being in "early development" phase.

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