Hardcore gamers, rejoice. If popular Mac game publisher
MacSoft’s press announcements over the past few months have left you wanting, you’ll be delighted to hear this latest twist. Infogrames Inc., MacSoft’s parent company, has announced that it has acquired the Mac publishing rights to a variety of high-profile games from Take-Two Interactive Software. Take-Two is the parent company of
Gathering of Developers.
Among the games MacSoft will publish is Myth III: The Wolf Age, a prequel to the epic real-time strategy game series originally developed by Bungie Software. Myth III is currently in development at the studios of Mumbo Jumbo.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Other Take-Two licensed games coming from MacSoft include: Tropico, the real-time strategy game from Railroad Tycoon II makers PopTop Software, in which you take the role of a banana republic dictator; Fly! II, the civilian flight simulator from 4×4 Evo maker Terminal Reality Inc.; Max Payne, a 3D action game developed by Remedy Entertainment that’s getting rave advanced press for its gritty realism; Stronghold, a real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios that combines city building elements (a la Sim City or Caesar III) with real-time strategy combat (think Command & Conquer or Age of Empires).
Believe it or not, that’s not all, either.
“Infogrames also obtains the Macintosh rights to several additional titles that will be announced at a later date,” said the company.
In effect, it appears that Take-Two Interactive Software is washing its hands of publishing Macintosh versions of its titles, which so far have emerged from Gathering of Developers. That’s no problem for MacSoft, says Cindy Swanson, MacSoft’s marketing manager.
“As the market penetration of Mac gamers deepens, so does the need to provide this growing audience with a wide variety of products. As the leading publisher of Macintosh game software, we are excited to be adding such an acclaimed array of products to our lineup,” said Swanson.
Look for more details soon.