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  • The Blockbuster Game Titanfall May Soon Find its Way to the Mac Platform


    “Titanfall,” the newly released first person shooter game exclusive to Microsoft platforms, may be coming to the Mac as well. It has been reported that the developer behind the game is considering bringing it to the Mac.

    Co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, was asked on Twitter this week if “Titanfall” would have a chance to be ported to Apple’s OS X platform. Zampella’s response indicated that Respawn is currently talking with publisher Aspyr, which is a company that specializes in porting Windows games to the Mac. Zampella’s comments seem to reveal that Microsoft’s exclusivity agreement for "Titanfall" may only be covered under consoles and not necessarily extend to Windows as well. As of now, Titanfall is available for the Xbox One, Windows PCs and later this month, the Xbox 360. However, Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U owners won’t be able to play Titanfall as it is not available for these consoles.

    Jason West and Zampella were known to be previously in charge of Infinity Ward, the company responsible for the “Call of Duty” franchise. But a few years after the success of “Modern Warfare,” they had a fall out with publisher Activision. Zampella and West founded Respawn after the fall out and formed an alliance with rival publisher, Electronic Arts.

    EA's digital game store, Origin, made its debut on the Mac in February of 2013. Major publishes such as Activision and EA along with others have taken Apple's operating system increasingly seriously as Apple's devices continue to chip away a the dominant Windows market share.

    Other major titles that are also available to purchase on Valve’s Stream for Mac include “Portal 2,” “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” and “Half-Life 2.”

    Source: Vince Zampella (Twitter) via Joystiq
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Blockbuster Game Titanfall May Soon Find its Way to the Mac Platform started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Venom1234's Avatar
      Venom1234 -
      Suck is sony and Nintendo!
    1. pulsecub's Avatar
      pulsecub -
      As you mentioned, Titanfall has been marketed as an XBox/Windows-EXCLUSIVE title, which means Microsoft will have a BIG say in any decision on this title. Additionally it is an online-only game, which is built on Microsoft's Azure technology which may not be available for OS X. If MS gives them a go-ahead for a Mac version, it would likely require converting Azure to OS X (which is something I don't think anyone is prepared to do), or developing a similar backbone which can inter-operate with Azure so Mac users could play with the rest of the Titanfall community.

      I would be surprised to see this get green-lighted.