Mac game publisher
recently noted that a patch for its recently released game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is in the works and will be released soon.
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is the Mac conversion of the popular skateboarding game featuring pro skater Tony Hawk and a number of other real-world skateboarding celebs. The game enables you to play for points in a number of different skate parks, customize your own skater and more.
Published for the PC by Activision, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is the first Mac game conversion that Aspyr has collaborated on with Beenox Studios. Up until now Beenox has best been known to Mac gamers for its efforts with the Coldstone Game Engine and Pillars of Garendall, a role-playing game engine and a role playing game published by Ambrosia Software.
Aspyr director of marketing and PR Amy Torres noted that final testing of the new patch has begun. The patch adds multiplayer support through the popular Mac-only online game service
and also adds support for force-feedback game controllers.
“The patch is currently undergoing extensive testing and we expect to have a
better idea of an exact release date next week,” said Torres, although she preliminarily volunteered “two weeks” as a rough estimate.
Force feedback support for game controllers based on Immersion Corp.’s popular TouchSense technology
was first announced
in December, concurrent with the release of Mac OS X 10.2.3. The recent operating system upgrade enables game controllers from third-party manufacturers built around Immersion’s technology to work on the Mac.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 was announced as one of the first three games to support force feedback on the Macintosh, along with two games that have already been released — Feral Interactive’s F1 Championship Season 2000 and Aspyr’s NASCAR Racing 2002 Season.