EA preps Warhammer MMORPG for the Mac

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

San Francisco (CA) - Electronic Arts has introduced a beta version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning for the Mac. The final (Mac) cut of the popular MMORPG is scheduled to be released in Fall 2009.

"The MMORPG audience continues to expand, and that means gamers eager to experience War aren't all playing on a PC," explained Jeff Hickman, executive producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. "We want as many players as possible to experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm combat, and bringing War to the Mac makes this an exciting reality."

Warhammer Online Mac

According to Hickman, War for the Mac was designed using the Cider Portability Engine developed by TransGaming. The engine reportedly acts as "wrapper" around the software, which allows the title to run "seamlessly" on Intel-based Macs. However, Warhammer will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac) and is not compatible with GMA 950 integrated video cards.

Warhammer Online Mac

In addition, the game requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM.

The beta version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning can be downloaded from Mythic Entertainment here.