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Friday, September 22, 2000
 
Blizzard to Carbonize Several Current and Future Titles
1:23 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has contacted MacNN with some great news for fans of Blizzard's games. Here is what they had to say:

Blizzard Entertainment's Brian Fitzgerald has told MacNN that the company plans to carbonize several of its current and future titles including Diablo II; no date for release can be provided, but in the meantime the company says that their games should work in the Classic Environment of Mac OS X Public Beta.
Translating this in to English, this suggests that Blizzard will update the applications of its titles to run as 'native' applications on Apple's Mac OS X. Currently the titles run in the Classic 'box', a version of Mac OS 9 that runs at the same time as OS X to provide compatibility with non-native apps. 'Carbonizing' an application or game allows it to take advantage of Mac OS X's advanced features, such as resistance to crashes, advanced multitasking and the use of dual processors for extra speed.


"Several of its current and future titles" could indicate any number of games. Starcraft is still a surprisingly large seller on our platform, and of course Diablo II has been a runaway success, so both are candidates for Carbonization. The Diablo II expansion set will require the full version, so no Carbonization is necessary. As for future titles, Blizzard has only announced Warcraft III, although speculation about a Starcraft sequel is rampant, as Blizzard often works on more than one title at once. The final version of Mac OS X is due this Spring; Warcraft III has no release date, but is expected late next year.

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