Mac game conversion company
recently indicated that its port of Max Payne has hit its Beta milestone.
“The game is running well and we’re hoping for a short and smooth beta test cycle,” reported Westlake. “Max looks great, and gamers with the latest graphics cards are in for a treat, with high-res photo-realistic textures and advanced features such as anisotropic filtering working.”
Max Payne is a 3D action game that burst onto the scene last year with great fanfare. A gritty plot involving a fugitive undercover cop on a quest for revenge is embellished with advanced visual effects and a revolutionary Matrix-style “Bullet Time” feature that enables you to zero in on the action in slow motion.
Max Payne was a major part of a multi-title Mac game licensing deal struck between Infogrames and Take Two Interactive Software last year. The game is being published by Infogrames subsidiary
MacSoft. MacSoft has previously indicated that Max Payne will ship in July (just in time for Macworld Expo New York, no doubt).
Westlake doesn’t yet have any preliminary system requirements posted, but the company indicated that Max Payne would support both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X when it’s released.