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'WWII Online' Another Step Closer For Mac Players - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT

Macintosh and PC users alike have begun testing the latest Beta version of World War II Online, the world’s first virtual battlefield available through Strategy First, Playnet and Cornered Rat Software. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

Beta v1.7 was just released for limited testing and when finalized, will be the latest update to game available in time for the launch of the Macintosh version of the game in early November.

“It’s getting close to ‘go time’ for thousands of Mac players who are awaiting the release of the game. Soon they’ll get to join with the PC users on the virtual battlefields of Europe,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First Inc.

WWII Online is still the first and only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a ½ scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling. It allows thousands of players to fight 24/7 in a persistent world in which character advancement and career paths provide a rich RPG layer, and strategic systems are driven by player missions and command structures. An extensive web-based player services package provided by www.playnet.com is integrated with gameplay. Players from around the world can take part in creating new history while fighting on the battlefields and in the skies of Europe.

World War II Online Mac Edition is an online combined arms simulation set in a relentless, action-packed environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft, sling weapons, and fight as foot soldiers with and against thousands of other gamers. Set in the early war years, it includes equipment and major battle points: strongholds, fortresses, forests, rivers and more – much as it was on the battlefields of Europe.

World War II Online Mac Edition also contains special bonus items, such as a large foldout wall map of the game world, the official music track, and 20 original illustrations and wallpapers inspired by the game.

World War II Online Mac Edition will be distributed throughout North America exclusively by Infogrames and is set to ship in early November.

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