Aspyr On Cross-Platform Publishing
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Yesterday's announcement by Aspyr Media that it would be publishing the PC and Mac versions of Midway's SpyHunter may have caught some by surprise. It marks the first time Aspyr is producing a game that will ship simultanous for the PC and Mac platform. Aspyr also has plans to bring more cross-platform simultaneous releases in the future (though the company will still be porting some titles after their PC release).
IMG asked Aspyr's Amy Torres about the company's new strategy and what it means to Mac users. While some may see this as a sign that Aspyr may be shying away from the Mac market, nothing could be further from the truth. Here's what Amy had to say:
We are really excited to publish our first Mac/PC game. For many years now, we have gotten feedback on games from Mac users and their number one grievance has always been having to wait for Macintosh versions of titles.This is indeed great news for Mac gamers clamoring for simultaneous releases. Stay tuned to IMG for more on Aspyr's exciting new releases.
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The SpyHunter brand is something that Aspyr had a soft spot for (most of us spent hundreds of dollars at the arcade playing this classic). We are pleased to be publishing this for both the Mac and PC and shipping simultaneously was a priority, from the beginning.
We are an entertainment publisher and that includes various platforms and mediums. The publishing of SpyHunter is NOT a sign that Aspyr is leaving the Mac market. Aspyr is committed to the Mac, which shows with our past line-up of titles and our choice to ship simultaneously. We will continue to bring the highest quality games to the every platform, including the Mac. We started on the Mac and we will not leave a community that we have have grown a strong relationship with. Rather, our goal will be to make the Mac gaming community even stronger.
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