Taking a page from WB and Rocksteady, Square has pulled FFXIV sales on Mac while citing “poor performance” as the reason for the suspension. Coincidentally, both games launched on the same day, June 23rd. Weird wild stuff.
Apparently FFXIV released prematurely due to miscommunication with retailers. As a result, the version of the game that went to market is actually a pre-release build, with the listed system specs being totally inaccurate. The whole thing is kind of complicated and long-winded, so if you want the full scoop, read Naoki Yoshida’s statement here.
The posting starts with an explanation on how Mac users can get refunds, and closes with the assurance that – once the quality of the game meets Square’s standards – sales will recommence.
Harmonix announced via newsletter a Hot New Jam coming this October: A City Sleeps, a twin-stick bullet hell rhythm hybrid game. It will be available for PC and Mac, and you can preorder it from Steam RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT.
In a new Kickstarter update for Broken Age, Double Fine added this tidbit:
Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!
And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)
So hooray, I guess! It’s not that surprising, but good to know for sure.