Call of Duty: Black Ops, the bestselling first-person shooter, is coming to the Mac this fall from Aspyr.
Pricing and system requirements have not been announced, but the game will include the full single-player campaign, multiplayer, and both co-op and single-player Zombie mode.
Aspyr Media, Inc., the leader in Mac game publishing, announced today that Activision Publishing, Inc.’s record-setting Call of Duty®: Black Ops will be coming to the Mac. Developed originally by award-winning studio Treyarch and brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, the Mac version of the epic Call of Duty® blockbuster will be available on Macs worldwide in digital and boxed formats this fall.
Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players to conflicts across the globe as elite black operations forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War. Featuring an adrenaline-pumping single-player campaign, out-of-this-world Zombies co-operative game mode, and an incredibly deep multiplayer experience, Call of Duty: Black Ops delivers the complete Call of Duty experience with amazing enhanced graphics, streaming texture technology, and superior lighting effects for the most immersive and cinematic action.
Along with the Black Ops announcement, Aspyr has put Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, and Call of Duty 4 on sale for 50% off on the Mac App Store [Direct Link] and the GameAgent digital download store.
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As far as I'm aware, Aspyr always does true ports.
I enjoyed the first two YEARS ago, but seeing them at those prices now is a bit ridiculous.
Then again I just checked on Steam and the windows versions are as expensive if not more, even if they have been there since late 2006 (6+ years old games should see a declining price). At least Steam offers packs (that are still overpriced).
I wonder if the latest games are true ports or Cider wrappers?
Secondly it's not always true that a port is faster, better, less resource intensive, etc. it highly depends on the job the person doing the port. The quality of native ports varies drastically and some are actually worse in performance without delivering much if any benefits in terms of features compared to a wrapped port. Take a look at this article: http://portingteam.com/frontpage/_/community-articles/reviews/mac-gaming-is-native-always-better-r19
By the way it's true that Aspyr never does cider ports but that's no guarantee that this game will run well. First of all this game had performance problems even on windows so much that people in interviews asked if the sequel is going to be optimized for PC. Secondly... I've actually played this in a wrapper and it doesn't play as well as say.. Crysis does in the same kind of wrapper believe it or not. Unless Aspyr pulls some miracles out of their hat their port wont fare much better.
It's true. They have delusions of grandeur over there. They've hardly brought any new games to the Mac these past two years .. Feral has been beating them in both number of titles and also the features that those titles have.
Feral games tend to have better controller support and they've even been shipping games with true multichannel surround sound support if one has the capability of setting that up in audio MIDI setup. Neither DNF or RAGE shipped with that kind of support.
Aspyr games have even been only supporting one type of gamepad ONLY (wired 360) with a built in driver that demands you don't have any third party driver installed but Feral games support over 30 different kinds and the number is slowly growing. They even support the wireless 360 pad with third party driver and the Sony PS3 pad with no driver installed.
If anything Feral deserves that title more than they do.
I've enjoyed playing Aspyr's excellent Mac conversion of Call of Duty 4 a whole lot (100+ hours).