BioWare “Looking” at Mac Version of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Mac gamers got a bit of good news this week, as the founders of BioWare said they are considering a Mac client for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The popular new MMO set in George Lucas’s Star Wars universe was released for Windows late in 2011, but BioWare founders Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk said that the Mac audience was both important and large.

SW: TOR Screenshot

Star Wars: The Old Republic Screenshot
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“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,” Dr. Muzyka told Massively during a recent interview in Manhattan.

He added, “We’ve done a lot of Mac ports before of our games. We haven’t announced any details yet for The Old Republic, but we know that’s an important and large audience.”

When Massively pressed on the subject, noting the inability to play the game on a Mac, Dr. Zeschuk added “I’d say ‘not yet.’”

That’s certainly far from a commitment, but it’s a fairly strong statement of support for a Mac client of the game being announced at some point.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer (there are many more on BioWare’s site)

Thanks to TUAW for the heads up.