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The Mac Observer: Army Explains End of America's Army for Mac [and Linux]

May 18, 2006, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"When the news broke at the end of April that the Mac version of America's Army was no more, many gamers were surprised to learn that programmer Ryan Gordon had been maintaining it for free over the previous year. Chris Chambers, deputy director of the America's Army project, told The Mac Observer via e-mail that the primary reason for dropping the Mac and Linux versions was 'a simple cost vs. benefit analysis.'

"He continued: 'For every platform that the Army supports for the America's Army game, there is a significant amount of financial and development support that is taken into consideration. The Mac and Linux client player base is extremely small compared to Windows...'"

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