Myst V Mac conversion heading from Beenox

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Beenox Inc. is a veteran of Mac game conversions -- the company's Shift division has worked with Aspyr Media and MacSoft to bring A-list titles to the Mac platform. On Thursday Beenox announced that it has been hired by Ubisoft to develop the Mac version of Myst V: End of Ages, the final chapter in the Myst saga that's due out later this year.

In fact, Beenox has announced ten new projects, and four of them are Mac-related. Not only is Beenox working on the Mac conversion of Myst V: End of Ages, but the company is also working on Aspyr Media's previously announced conversion of Star Wars Battlefront, due out later this year. Two Mac projects are as yet unannounced, however: Beenox has codenames for them, which they've revealed as "3.14159...wow!" and "Rascals-3."

Ubisoft announced plans to publish Myst V: End of Ages in January 2005. Cyan Worlds Inc., the original creators of the Myst series, is developing the game. Myst is the legendary graphical adventure game that took the computer world by storm more than a decade ago; it became the best-selling computer game in history up to that point. Myst spawned sequels that have been made available for the Mac, including Riven, Myst III: Exile and most recently, Myst IV: Revelation. Cyan promises to close the book on Myst with this final sequel.

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