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

“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


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