Yarbrough points out that the screenshots MacCentral readers have seen before now have been culled from the Windows version of the game, which was being demonstrated on PC-compatible systems at last week’s E3 expo in Los Angeles.
“Warcraft III is being simultaneously developed for Windows and Mac OS,” said Yarbrough. To prove the point, Yarbrough provided a trio of screenshots showing Warcraft III running in a window on what’s clearly a Mac OS X desktop.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is the latest chapter in Blizzard’s hugely popular real-time strategy game series. Blizzard says the new game employs more role-playing game elements than its predecessors. Players can take the role of one of four different races in the game: Humans, Orcs, Night Elves and the Undead as they go head-to-head against each other in online play via Blizzard’s Battle.net gaming servers. Of course, a rich single-player mode is also included, with a multitude of challenging missions.
“The Macintosh versions (Classic and Carbon) are up-to-date and the carbonized version is shown running under Mac OS X in the screenshots,” said Yarbrough.