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Friday, January 31, 2003
Destineer Acquires MacSoft
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Destineer Studios late yesterday announced that it has acquired MacSoft, a former business unit of Infogrames, Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Destineer has acquired from Infogrames all rights to the MacSoft brand and all MacSoft-branded existing products and products under development, as well as first rights to publish Macintosh versions of future Infogrames' products.

Here's more from the official press release:

The majority of Infogrames' MacSoft employees will join Destineer immediately. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We are investing very aggressively in the Macintosh market right now because we believe Mac OS X, iLife(TM) and other new Apple products are energizing the Mac community," according to Destineer President Peter Tamte. "In fact, MacSoft's titles from Infogrames and Microsoft this year will give MacSoft the strongest one-year lineup of games in the history of the Macintosh industry. 2003 is going to be a great year for Mac game players."

Destineer plans to publish at least 10 major Macintosh games under its MacSoft label during 2003, including Master of Orion® III, Neverwinter Nights(TM), Dungeon Siege(TM), Halo(TM), and at least six other games that have not yet been announced publicly.

Destineer currently publishes Macintosh versions of Microsoft's most popular Windows games under the "Bold, by Destineer" label. Destineer plans to begin marketing all of its future Macintosh products under the MacSoft brand immediately.

The impact of this deal is no doubt significant and far-reaching and should be great news for Macintosh gamers. With a renewed focus under new owernship, look for MacSoft to restore itself to its former glory in 2003.

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