spokesman Chris Silman today confirmed that the Mac game publisher’s hotly anticipated Mac conversion of the popular game Medal of Honor: Allied Assault has gone gold master, the final step before a game goes into duplication.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a first-person action game where you assume the role of Lt. Mike Powell of the famed 1st Ranger Battalion. You’ll go on more than 20 historically accurate military campaigns during World War II, using real-world weaponry along the way. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault has won accolades from game critics and players since its release for being challenging and for having a gritty realism absent from many games of the genre.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was originally published for the PC by Electronic Arts, developed by 2015 Inc. The game was converted to the Macintosh by Westlake Interactive, and uses the same core game engine created for Quake III Arena.
Aspyr’s Silman provided final system requirements for the game, as well. It’ll need a G3/450MHz or faster processor, Mac OS 9.0 or later or Mac OS X 10.1 or later, 128MB RAM (256MB for OS X), and a 3D graphic accelerator with 16MB VRAM or more, including the ATI RAGE 128 or Radeon, or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better. Aspyr noted that the game will work on Power Mac G3s and G4s, flat-panel iMacs, and PowerBook G4s equipped with Gigabit Ethernet.
As recently as last week, Aspyr indicated that Medal of Honor was at “final candidate” status, one of the last milestones before a game goes to publication. In some cases, that “final candidate” status can take a while to complete, as the game often goes through a lengthy certification process involving the title’s original PC developer and publisher. Aspyr had previously indicated that Medal of Honor: Allied Assault would be a July release. This news may mean the Mac game will come to store shelves a bit earlier than promised, but Silman was careful to note that Aspyr still didn’t have an exact ship date.