MacSoft noted Tuesday that it’s showing off Unreal Tournament 2004 for the first time to Mac users at
Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif.
Destineer President Peter Tamte attributed the game’s appearance to cooperation from the company’s development partner Epic Games, the same company that’s simultaneously creating the PC version.
Epic Games developer Ryan Gordon game MacCentral a sneak peek at the game, which features the ability to operate land and air vehicles in a Battlefield 1942-style melee against computer-controlled bots, or PC and Mac gamers alike in an online multiplayer mode.
Specific weaponry added to the game includes mines, rocket-propelled grenades and stationary gun turrets; new areas and battlefields are also featured, along with new game types including Assault and Onslaught.
UnrealTV is another new capability in this latest installment of the long-running gladiatorial combat game. It’s a broadcast system that enables hundreds of Unreal Tournament 2004 players to log on and watch as other players go head-to-head. The Skaarj, an alien race, have returned as a playable warrior type.
Final system requirements were not initially available.