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Wednesday, August 23, 2000

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6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameWeek has posted a list received from Gathering of Developers which details their schedule of upcoming game releases. These titles are set for release in the near future, and the list includes the mention of several Mac titles as well. Here's an excerpt from the list:

  • 4X4 Evolution--PC, Mac, DC--September 2000
  • Heavy Metal: FAKK 2--Mac--September 2000
  • Rune--PC--October 2000
  • Rune--Mac--November 2000
  • Bugdom--PC--September 2000

The Mac version of 4x4 Evolution is being made by Terminal Reality in-house and will be playable against both PC and Dreamcast opponents. A port of FAKK2 is now underway by Contraband Entertainment, and is well under way. Westlake Interactive is porting Rune as we speak, and should have the Unreal-based game finished soon after the PC version is complete, so we have every expectation that the targeted months above will be accurate release periods.

You might note the presence of Bugdom by Pangea Software in that list -- in a delicious twist of irony that is sadly all too rare, this Mac-only game is actually being ported to the PC! And the game itself is based on an Apple-only technology, Quickdraw 3D RAVE, so for once a foreign API has to be ported to the PC, and not vice versa. We're sure they will love that charming game as much as we do.

All three Mac games on the list are sure to be hits, and it is great to hear they're getting so close to being complete. There was, however, one title missing from that list: Take Two's Oni, the action/combat game that was formerly the property of Bungie. While we don't encourage anyone to read too much into that, it is puzzling, as this game was due for Mac, PC and PS2 in October.

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