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EverQuest heads to the Mac

Sony Online will release a Macintosh version of its popular online role-playing game next spring.


Sony Online Entertainment has announced that EverQuest, its popular online role-playing game, will be released for the Macintosh OS X next year. The company will release Mac versions of the original EverQuest, as well as the EverQuest expansion packs The Ruins of Kunark, The Scars of Velious, and The Shadows of Luclin.

"Supporting the Mac platform is a logical step toward growing our online community and building the most complete, interactive experience for gamers," said Scott McDaniel, vice president of marketing for Sony Online. "Combine the power and stability of Mac OS X with Apple's outstanding desktop systems and you've got an incredible gaming environment that'll take full advantage of EverQuest's huge and seamless 3D world."

EverQuest, which was launched in March 1999, lets players assume the role of a character in a huge online persistent medieval fantasy world. The game currently has more than 430,000 subscribers. Sony Online is currently developing EverQuest: The Planes of Power, a new expansion for the game, as well as EverQuest II, a full sequel to the game. Sony has not announced plans for either upcoming product to be released on the Mac, and representatives for the company declined to comment on the possibility. The Macintosh versions of EverQuest and the first three expansions are scheduled for release in spring 2003. For more information, take a look at our EverQuest archive.

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