Mac game conversion company Westlake Interactive recently updated its Web site with news that its conversion of
Star Trek: Elite Force II has hit its Alpha development milestone. Elite Force II will be published for the Mac by Aspyr Media once it’s done.
Star Trek: Elite Force II is the sequel to an earlier game also published for the Mac by Aspyr based on Star Trek: Voyager television series. The game is being developed for the PC by Ritual Entertainment and will be published on the on the PC by Activision once it’s done. Ritual is using an enhanced version of the Quake III Arena engine — the same technology that served as the underpinnings for the original Elite Force.
With Voyager now safely back in the Alpha quadrant where it belongs, Lieutenant Munro and the rest of the Hazard Team — an elite cadre of security personnel with advanced combat training — have been reassigned to assist Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Munro and the Hazard Team engage hordes of nightmarish creatures in spots throughout Federation space as they seek to uncover the secrets of an invading alien force and eliminate them once and for all.
In addition to an all-new story line, the game features brand-new weapons, multiplayer modes including Holomatch, Team Holomatch, and Capture the Flag and more.
Westlake offers few clues about the game’s release schedule, and Aspyr still lists the project’s release date as TBA, or To Be Announced. Activision indicates that the Windows version is only about a month away from release on the official Elite Force II Web site.
“Suffice to say, coding on the Mac build has gone very smoothly so far, and we’re expecting to be even further along once the PC version is released,” said Westlake.
Westlake’s comment implies that the Mac version will not be released simultaneously with its Windows counterpart. Westlake’s discussion of progress prior to the Windows’ game’s release is a good indication that Mac gamers won’t have to wait too long to get their chance to play, however.
Aspyr Media for more details about the Mac game’s progress. For general information, visit the
Star Trek: Elite Force II Web site.