BioWare Interested in Mac Version of Star Wars: The Old Republic

The chances are pretty good we’ll eventually see a Mac version of the game.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Star Wars: The Old Republic launched at the tail end of December 2011 and is being enjoyed by millions of PC gamers. But what about all the Mac owners left out in the cold? Well, as of right now there are no definitive plans, but BioWare has not turned a complete cold shoulder to OS X owners.

During a recent interview in midtown Manhattan (via Massively), BioWare’s studio heads Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk mentioned that they are fully aware of the outcry for a Mac version of Star Wars: The Old Republic. They also understand the audience desiring such a product is quite large, which would, in turn, result inbig money. Therefore, through simple logic, a Mac version of Star Wars: The Old Republic is in the cards, but it’s not something BioWare is ready to fully commit to just yet.

"We know there's a big Mac audience of BioWare fans … we know that's an important and large audience. And we want to serve that audience," said Muzyka. However, Zeschuk followed up that with a simple reply, “I’d say ‘not yet.’”

As of right now, impatient Mac owners can run The Old Republic on their machines using a program such as Parallels or Boot Camp; however, that’s not an optimal setup. So let’s hope somewhere down the road us Mac owners can travel to a galaxy far, far away. On that note, I’ll leave you with one final quote of hope from BioWare’s Zeschuk:

"That's [Mac port] definitely one of the things we're looking at next. We want to get this launch under our belt and everything stabilized and happy, and then we'll look at other platforms, and that's obviously one of the first ones."

Help us, BioWare. You’re our only hope.