WWDC 2007: Apple gets EA and iD to make a big games splash on Macs

Apple WWDC 2007, Gaming


Those of us who’ve got used to Macs being a bit undersupported for games (hey, they run Football Manager, what’s the problem?) can sleep happily in our beds tonight.

One of the first announcements at tonight’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference was the news that EA is bringing a bunch of its biggest franchises to Mac this July. Say hello to Command & Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 and Madden NFL 08. Wot, no FIFA?

Meanwhile, iD Games (y’know, of Doom/Quake fame) is working on a whizzy game engine called Tech 5. Expect crazy amounts of detail and texture goodness, and hordes of Mac gamers shouting about it being a Halo-killer (until Microsoft buys iD and nicks it for Xbox 360, of course).

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