United Developers subsidiary MacPlay offered up some new details on one of its major works in development, Aliens vs. Predator 2. The company also released updates of two of its already published games.
MacPlay’s planned conversion of Aliens vs. Predator 2 was first announced at Macworld Expo San Francisco this past January. It’s a fast-paced first person shooter published for the PC by Sierra featuring characters from the popular movies series Alien and Predator. The game features single and multiplayer action with varied game types and various character abilities.
Originally expected to be released in late summer, Aliens vs. Predator 2 is now on track for a planned release during the fourth quarter. MacPlay spokesman Henry Price told MacCentral that development of the game has switched hands from German developer Hyperion Entertainment, with whom MacPlay is working to finish its conversion of No One Lives Forever, to The Omni Group — the OS X developers responsible for converting many of MacPlay’s recent releases, including Fallout, Fallout 2 and Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix.
When Aliens vs. Predator 2 was first announced by MacPlay, the company simultaneously announced that it would focus future development efforts for Mac OS X only. At the time of the announcement, however, it seemed like Aliens vs. Predator 2 would be one of the final games that featured Mac OS 9 support as well. Price told MacCentral that has changed, however — the game is now being developed exclusively for Mac OS X.
In other MacPlay-related news, the company today offered two updates for its games — including a long-awaited update for the original Aliens vs. Predator. Aliens vs. Predator 1.0.9 is now available for download from Macgamefiles.com. The new version sports support for GameRanger 3.0, and thus can be played online on Mac OS X. Full-scene anti-aliasing is now supported by some video cards, music-related crashes have been fixed, and several issues related to key-binding are now fixed as well.
MacPlay’s Value Series title Incoming — another effort MacPlay collaborated with The Omni Group to produce — has also been updated, to version 1.0.4. The new version fixes several audio-related problems. It also is available for download from Macgamefiles.com.