Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has posted more comments to an
Infogrames discussion board
to illuminate his company’s plans to bring the shooter Unreal Tournament 2003 to the Macintosh.
Rein noted that the game’s editor would not be coming to the Macintosh, as it’s written in Visual C++, a development environment not available for the Mac. He also explained that the work on the Mac version is being done by Ryan C. Gordon, a contractor who is also doing the Linux conversion.
Rein said it’s too soon to specify system requirements for the Mac version of Unreal Tournament 2003. He noted that the game would be available for Mac OS X only, however. “I suspect that the minimum recommended video card will be a GeForce or Radeon card,” said Rein — suggesting that at the least, the game will require a reasonably recently made Mac model.
Rein added that Gordon is just getting started on the Macintosh version. Epic Games hopes to have more details about the Mac conversion to share in the next few weeks. He also indicated that Mac users will get their own version of the game’s demo — already available for the PC — which he hopes people will use to give the company bug reports and feedback on performance issues.