No Mac version of 'Madden NFL 08,' yet

Despite a promise from EA in June that the company would simultaneously release "Madden NFL 08" for both PCs and Macs, the Mac version hasn't arrived.

Editors' note: This blog initially misstated Bing Gordon's title. He is chief creative officer of Electronic Arts.

A new football season is around the corner, and gamers have a new version of Electronic Arts' running hit Madden NFL 08 to prepare for their fantasy drafts. That is, PC and console gamers.

EA Chief Creative Officer Bing Gordon said at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June that the company would simultaneously release Madden NFL 08 for both Windows PCs and Macs when the title went on sale last night. However, as noted by VNUnet, the Mac version is nowhere to be found.

Mac users can't tackle Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants either, at least not in the new Madden NFL 08. EAgames.com

Mac users have had to put up with late-arriving game titles for years, as game studios have put their PC gaming efforts around the Windows platform, by far and away the choice of serious PC gamers. But with the company's switch to Intel processors and the growing number of Macs out in the wild, it seemed that Mac gaming had turned a corner with Gordon's endorsement.

Not yet, apparently. Other Mac sites such as Inside Mac Games noted the frustrations of Mac users who still haven't yet seen copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Battlefield 2142, two games promised by Gordon for a July release during Apple's developer conference.

An EA representative did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

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