EA pledges new games to Mac

On same day as other formats.

Electronic Arts has revealed that the company will be bringing some of its most popular franchises to the Mac platform for the first time, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

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

TransGaming's Cider engine, an interpreter that eases the porting process to OSX, will help 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, the first four titles to be released on the OSX this summer will be Command & Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Later on in the year, Madden NFL 08 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 will arrive on Mac at the same time they are released for consoles.

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