Aspyr Media Inc. has announced that its Mac conversion of
Command & Conquer Generals has gone Gold Master, the final step before the game goes into duplication. Aspyr expects Command & Conquer Generals to hit stores by April 16, 2004.
Command & Conquer is a popular real-time strategy game franchise that was first released on the Mac back in 1998. Since then, however, it’s been absent from the Mac platform. This release marks the franchise’s return to the Mac.
In Command & Conquer Generals, you take the role of the military leader of one of three powers in a war of global proportions happening sometime in the near future. You can use the military might and technological prowess of The United States, or the bio-terrorism, sabotage and suicide bombings of the Global Liberation Army, or you can harness the strength of China.
The game supports multiplayer gaming for up to eight players, but it’s restricted to Mac to Mac play only. GameRanger, the Mac-only game finding service, is supported.
Command & Conquer Generals requires Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later, a G4/1GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 1.6GB free disk space, ATI Radeon 7500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics with 32MB of VRAM, and a DVD drive in order to install and play.
Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, Command & Conquer Generals costs about US$50. It’s still available for pre-order from Aspyr’s Web site.
You can also view more information about Command & Conquer Generals at
Inside Mac Games, which has posted a preview.