updated 10:35 am EST, Mon December 8, 2003
Halo for Mac goes \'GM\'
MacSoft today announced that for Macintosh has been declared 'GM' and was sent to manufacturing on December 5. MacSoft said Bungie Studios' popular game title should be available in retail stores in North America early in the week of December 14 and in Europe later the same week. The $50 title features many enhancements over the best-selling Xbox version, including 16-person online multiplayer mayhem, better graphics, new vehicles, new weapon, new maps, customizable multiplayer games and the precision of playing with a mouse and keyboard. The requires an 800MHz G4 processor and Mac OS X 10.2.8.
Players can take the battle online with gamers on both Windows PCs and Macs in a variety of individual and team-based games, including King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Death Match, Race, Oddball and more. Players also can now pilot the Banshee in multiplayer games, drive a Rocket-equipped Warthog, and control a Covenant Gun Turret. A new Fuel Rod Gun gives players the ability to lob awesome firepower over obstacles and defenses.
Halo is a sci-fi action epic in which players wage a hi-tech guerilla war on foot, in vehicles, in the air and beneath the surface of an alien ring orbiting in space. The game was created by Bungie Studios. The Windows PC version of Halo was developed by Gearbox, and the Macintosh version was developed by Westlake Interactive. The Xbox version of Halo has sold over 3 million units and won numerous "Game of the Year" accolades.