Apple’s Games site has featured MacSoft’s forthcoming
Unreal Tournament 2003, the hotly awaited 3D action game.
Unreal Tournament 2003 is a First Person Shooter (or FPS) set in a futuristic world where you can grab high-powered weapons and powerups as you blast your way to success. The game features drastically improved graphics from its predecessor, which came out in 1999. It features multiplayer gaming against other Macs and PCs over LANs or the Internet, as well as computer-controlled opponents, or bots.
Apple’s coverage of Unreal Tournament 2003 includes comments from Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein, who offers his perspective on the game and information about the Cyberathlete Professional League, or CPL — a group of hardcore gaming fans who actually participate in online gaming like Unreal Tournament 2003 as a form of competitive professional sport.
Unreal Tournament has been hotly anticipated by Mac gamers since its debut at Macworld Conference & Expo this past January. Immediately following the release of Mac OS X v10.2.6, MacSoft offered a “beta tech demo” for download, which provided a few levels of action. Within four days, more than 400,000 users had downloaded the game, according to MacSoft — an astounding number for so short a period.
Visit Apple’s Web site for more details, including screenshots and a link to the game’s demo.