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Monday, February 4, 2002
MacPlay: Mac Gaming Outlook Positive
6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

News Factor Network recently posted an article titled Mac Gaming on the Rebound. The article stresses the recent resurgence of the Mac gaming market, backing up their claims with no small assistance from MacPlay's Henry Price, who points to several factors involved with the rebound.

Price notes that as a primary developer of Mac games, MacPlay's sales figures can be used as a gross measurement of the Mac gaming market. He notes that last year's Christmas sales were quite strong, and that the future prognosis looks bright, thanks in no small part to Apple's recent introduction of the new iMac.

He also reiterates MacPlay's commitment to Mac OS X-only titles:

There are four reasons we have decided to start developing all of our future products for Mac OS X exclusively. They are performance, reliability, quality, and efficiency. Performance, because games developed natively for Mac OS X will always play better than games developed for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Price also notes that development time will be cut by as much as half by sticking only to OS X. When asked by IMG, he stated that this dramatic reduction is due primarily to the greater efficiency of the Cocoa development environment, and only secondarily to the need to code for and test on only one OS rather than two.

The rest of the article contains more information from Price concerning MacPlay's view of the market, as well as some rather interesting quotes regarding the Mac vs PC market. Those interested can find the full article at News Factor Network.

News Factor Network: Mac Gaming on the Rebound

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