Id Software’s Marty Stratton recently
posted to the Quake Live forums with news that the company is getting close to releasing a version of the software for the Mac and Linux.
Quake Live is a browser-based version of Id Software’s legendary first-person shooter, Quake III Arena. The game is currently available as an open beta for Windows users running Internet Explorer or Firefox.
In a lengthy post on the forums, Stratton, executive producer of Quake Live, provided information about various aspects of Quake Live’s continued development. With regards to Mac OS X and Linux support, Stratton indicated that Id Software will be internally testing Mac and Linux versions of Quake Live in May, then making them publicly available once they think they’re ready.
“These [versions] have proved more difficult than expected, but we’re getting close,” said Stratton.
Stratton indicated that a separate programmer is doing the Mac OS X and Linux work “in parallel with the other work that we’re doing.”