Savage 2.0 PC Patch Out, Mac to Follow?
8:26 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
S2Games recently released a massive 2.0 patch for the PC version of their FPS/strategy title Savage: the Battle for Newerth. The update is significant not only in that it fixes a large list of bugs, but also that it was what the developers were quoting as the holdup on being able to release the Mac client for the popular game.
Last week the company was quoted as saying, "we're all gearing up for the 2.0 patch release, we haven't had a chance to coordinate the distribution of the Mac build." Now we're hoping with this update out the door, we might hear more from S2Games on a timeline for the Mac version.
Other reasons to get excited about the 2.0 patch besides bug fixes are that it revamps the graphics and networking systems for better performance, as well as adds many new units and maps.
On a related note, S2Games' publisher iGames was rumored earlier this week to be in financial trouble. They released a statement yesterday from CEO Rich Bosch refuting the claims:
"Contrary to a number of recent reports, iGames Publishing, LLC is not closing its doors. We have reorganized some of our top people, and are looking closely at our various enterprises, but we are in no way closing for business. We’ve taken a step back to reallocate our resources, and unfortunately in the process of doing so, have had to eliminate some positions. However, iGames Publishing, LLC remains dedicated to bringing top quality games to market and in supporting our current games: Savage; the Battle for Newerth and Nosferatu; the Wrath of Malachi."Stay tuned to IMG for the latest on Savage as it heads towards OS X.
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