Mac gets more games for 2008

Written by Joe Martin

January 16, 2008 // 12:46 p.m.

Tags: #activision #apple #aspyr #call-of-duty #cider #cod4 #ea #ipod #leopard #mac #osx #spore

MacWorld is go and, naturally, we're therefore seeing an awful lot of Apple related announcements. Fortunately for gamers, it's not all IPhone-this and Mac Air-that - there's also some cool new gaming news.

Not only has Aspyr confirmed that a Mac version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is in the works, but EA has announced a Mac version of Spore to be released in 2008 as well - dismissing our latest vapourware predictions.

Aspyr has said that the Mac OS X version of Call of Duty 4 will be available in May this year and that it'll go at the 'normal asking prices' (Read: $50 or £30, hopefully). However, the release doesn't clear up if the Mac version will be a possibly dodgy port of the PC brilliance, or if it'll be a remade and re-optimised affair.

Electronic Arts has been more specific with the Spore details however, confirming that the PC and Mac versions will both be out later this year. The Mac version will be powered by TransGaming technology which should handle the port flawlessly. EA has also pledged that it'll be only one of several EA games to see side-by-side PC and Mac releases.

"Part of the appeal of the Mac is that it allows you to do creative things very easily. And we think that lines up very closely with what you can do with Spore ... So it just feels like a natural place for Spore to be, and we're thinking about it up front rather than as an afterthought" said EA Maxis VP of marketing Patrick Buechner in a statement.

What's your gaming platform of choice and why? Does the Mac really hold potential as a gaming platform, or is Marathon highly overrated? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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