on Wednesday announced the pending release of a Mac version of the Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT 2K4) demo. The Mac demo has been released on the same day as its PC counterpart, fulfilling a promise made by the game’s developer in recent weeks to provide the Mac and PC versions of the demo within a few hours of each other.
The sequel to Unreal Tournament 2003, UT 2K4 adds the ability to control land and air vehicles, along with new weaponry including mines, rocket-propelled grenades and stationary gun turrets, new arena levels and battlefields, as well as Assault and Onslaught game types.
Unreal Tournament 2004 has been developed by Epic Games, which has created the game simultaneously for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. Developer Ryan Gordon has handled the development of the Mac version of UT 2K4. He’s the same developer who worked on last year’s Mac release of Unreal Tournament 2003. Atari is publishing the Windows version (which includes the Linux version in the box), but MacSoft has gotten the rights to the Mac version.
MacSoft noted that the demo version of Unreal Tournament 2004 requires a G4/800MHz or faster, Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher; 256MB RAM and a 32MB video card.
Starting at 6PM Central Time (7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific), the demo should be available from
Macupdate.com. Also, European users can try