EA Blockbusters Coming to Mac

EA Blockbusters Coming to Mac

More good news to Mac OS fans. Just minutes after id's Tech 5 Announcement, EA announced that they will jump into Mac's bandwagon too.

The news was announced by CCO Bing Gordon, who shared the stage with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2007 in San Francisco.

The secret behind the new move is TransGaming's Cider engine, an interpreter that eases the porting process to OSX, thus helping EA shorten the time between PC/console and Mac releases.

"Traditionally Mac users had to wait to play the latest blockbuster games," said TransGaming CEO Vikas Gupta. "We're thrilled that TransGaming's Cider engine will dramatically decrease the time it will take to bring EA's hit portfolio of games to a thirsty Mac market."

According to EA, Command & Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are to be released for the OSX this summer, while Madden NFL 08 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 will arrive on Mac at the same time they are released for consoles.