Quake Live, the Web browser-based version of Id Software’s popular first-person shooter, is now playable on the Mac. The company updated the Web site on Tuesday to allow Mac users to play.
The game first went online as a public beta version earlier this year, but only for Windows users. Id Software’s Marty Stratton noted that Quake Live for Mac was a top priority when he posted about the status of the game’s developments to Id Software’s forums this past May.
Speaking to the assembled throngs at QuakeCon 2009, Id Software’s annual gathering of enthusiasts in Texas, Id president Todd Hollenshead announced the game would go live for Mac and Linux on August 18.
System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.4 or later and Safari 3.0 or later. Id Software notes an issue with “the very latest version of Firefox on Mac,” so this release is intended for Safari only.