Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Interplay Entertainment announced (“Interplay Signs Licensing Deal With Macintosh Publisher“) that they have struck an agreement with Graphics Simulations Corp. to develop Baldur’s Gate and Descent 3 (Descent to the third power actually) for the Mac. For those who don’t know, Baldur’s Gate was a critically acclaimed role-playing game last year. Descent 3, expected to ship for the PC in mid-June, is an action-packed flight-sim that boasts a good number of technology buzzwords. Here’s the descriptions from the press release:
Released for the PC last December, Baldur’s Gate was the editor’s choice for “1998 Role-Playing Game of the Year,” and has received tremendous attention worldwide. Baldur’s Gate is an epic role-playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, TSR’s most popular Advanced Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, on five CDs featuring an enormous game world filled with nearly 10,000 unique scrolling game screens, heralding over 100 hours of gameplay. Developed by Canada-based software company BioWare Corp., the adventure spans seven chapters, with dozens of subplots that branch in and out of the main narrative, and the seamless adaptation of the AD&D rule set allows the game to be played by anyone.
Descent 3 is the next installment in the revolutionary Descent(TM) series that pioneered multiplayer gaming. This time around, gamers will experience not only the same frenzied, subterranean shooting action, but also the thrill of flying out of the mines into the planetary atmosphere.
Players will soar above the surface of the planet, engage in combat with enemy air and ground forces, and use ten new, lethal weapons to obliterate the most sophisticated robots to date! From the innovative 360-degree, 3D technology to the new Fusion(TM) Engine, gamers face a new challenge as they attempt to conquer a new way to play first-person action games.