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Dragon Age II First Look, Hybrid Release Confirmed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 19 comments

Macworld has posted a new first look preview of the upcoming Dragon Age 2 from Bioware. Coming to Mac courtesy of TransGaming, the game puts players in the role of Hawke, a character destined to become a legend. Macworld's article includes comments from Bioware developers and confirms the retail release will include both Windows and Mac versions on the same disc.

“Dragon Age 2 is on the same disc as the PC [version]. You buy one version, you get both.” Lazin explained that this was a major effort by the Bioware community, as he personally was sick of having to buy games for multiple platforms. Developers like Blizzard have been launching their games simultaneously on both Mac and Windows using hybrid discs for years, but so far Blizzard been the exception, not the rule. It’s extremely encouraging that Bioware is beginning to follow suit. For those who don’t want to buy a physical copy and plan instead on downloading the game, there are Mac specific download sites that one can download the game from. Curiously, Lazin admits, “There is no Mac Steam version…yet.”

Why the love for the Mac this time around? “I have a Mac at home… There’s a lot of us [Mac users] at Bioware these days.” He and others “wanted to have Day One love for Mac fans.” He says its effectively “the same game” to look forward to. The specs for the game are also fairly reasonable, though slightly more demanding than last year’s game. Mac users will need a machine with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and at least a Nvidia 9400 graphics card. Lazin demonstrated the game on a new 13-inch MacBook Air, but also claims that a 2008 or 2009 Mac mini or MacBook would be sufficient. On the MacBook Air, there were some frame rate issues, but hey, the game was running. Still, he boasts, “Dragon Age II runs better on the Mac than Dragon Age: Origins.”
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