Aspyr Media Inc.
on Wednesday confirmed that it has cancelled its Macintosh conversion of Men of Valor.
“The decision to remove the title from Aspyr’s calendar was a result of several different factors and much deliberation,” said Aspyr in a statement sent to the media. “Aspyr remains dedicated to continuing to bring high-quality games to Mac users and apologizes for the change of plans.”
first announced plans
to convert Men of Valor to the Macintosh in October, 2004. It’s a first-person shooter set in the Vietnam era, in which you assume the role of an enlisted U.S. Marine who fights progressively more dangerous and difficult missions throughout the course of the conflict. The game was developed by 2015 Inc., the original creators of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, and was published for Windows and Xbox by Vivendi Universal Games. Its Macintosh conversion was handled by independent developer Ryan Gordon, whose credits include the Mac releases of Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004, Postal 2: Share the Pain, America’s Army and other games.
Aspyr did not elaborate further on what specifically caused the game to be cancelled, although it’s been known since December that the game’s Mac conversion was a casualty of
exorbitant licensing fees
levied by game-matching service GameSpy. The game’s Mac release was also several months late — Aspyr originally expected it to ship in December.