Red Faction Gold, for PC
10:46 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
Late last night Volition whispered those magic words -- the PC version of the revolutionary shooter Red Faction has been declared "Golden Master" and is now heading to duplication. This is excellent news for Mac gamers as well, as it means the code base is now "frozen" and those working on the Mac port can now proceed full speed ahead.
For those who have been living under a rock which is in a cave which happens to be located on a desert island in the middle of the Pacific, Red Faction is a first-person shooter with a strong solo storyline and a unique graphics engine which allows the actual destruction of walls, floors and game structures. The PC version is a port of the PS2 version, which was quite a hit despite the limitations of controlling a shooter with a gamepad. However the Mac and PC versions will not just be a straight port -- along the way the game has gained higher resolutions and high-detail textures, more balanced and developed gameplay and online multiplayer support (which will of course be cross-platform).
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Mac Red Faction is proceeding very well, according to our recent discussions with GraphSim (the publisher of the Mac version); performance is on par with the PC version already and the game is in the tweaking stages; we expect it to also be declared gold within a month, a conservative estimate by all accounts.
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