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October 31st, 2008, 04:58
NCsoft has partnered with TransGaming to bring City of Heroes to the Mac platform. The public beta will be simultaneous with the release of Issue 13: Power and Responsibility later this fall. Below is the press release:
SEATTLE and TORONTO, Ontario, October 30, 2008 - NCsoft®,the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced a partnership with TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) to bring their award-winning City of Heroes® franchise to the Apple® Macintosh®. The game has been enabled for the Mac by TransGaming, a leading developer of portability technologies for the electronic entertainment industry. City of Heroes for Mac will be available for public beta testing with the release of the game's thirteenth expansion, Issue 13: Power and Responsibility later this fall. The official launch will occur pre-holiday this year with a special digital-only Mac edition of City of Heroes, available across all NCsoft West consumer territories.

"Players will soon be able to join the battle of good versus evil in the most popular comic book MMO on both the PC and Mac platforms — and in the same game world," commented Brian Clayton, executive producer of City of Heroes for NCsoft West. "Given Mac's fame as a platform for creative people and City of Heroes' unprecedented character customization options, I think City of Heroes is a perfect fit for the Mac gaming community."

In City of Heroes, the most popular comic book inspired MMO on the market, players craft their hero or villain identities and join millions of other player created characters in a constantly expanding universe. Unparalleled character customization is a hallmark of the City of Heroes franchise. Players can choose from hundreds of different powers and thousands of costume options, resulting in near limitless personalization. Players may go it alone or band together with others in super groups.

City of Heroes for Mac was made possible using TransGaming's CiderTMPortability Engine, which acts as a "wrapper" around the game software, enabling it to run seamlessly on Intel-based Macs. The partnership with NCsoft to develop and publish City of Heroes for Mac offers the Mac gaming community its first opportunity to do battle in the streets of Paragon City™ and the Rogue Isles™ in a persistent universe with no differentiation between the PC and Mac. "NCsoft's City of Heroes MMO is an incredible franchise and TransGaming is thrilled to provide Mac gamers the ability to demonstrate their creativity by building their own heroes and villains and immersing themselves in the battle between good and evil," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & president of TransGaming. "Through Cider, the Mac version will parallel the developments of the PC version, providing all game updates, new features, and storylines simultaneously on both platforms."
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This was a surprise for me. CoH uses OpenGL graphics so everyone was watching for a Mac version for the first year. But after 4 years, I don't think anyone was looking for a conversion.

What's a bit sad is that Vista is still not officially supported by the game. I've been running it on Vista (64-bit even) for a year and a half now but, officially, it isn't a supported OS.
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