Trine 2 co-op is cross-platform, from PC to Mac, available now in betaNews
Finnish developer Frozenbyte has announced that its upcoming cooperative platform puzzler Trine 2 will support cross-platform multiplayer across PC and Mac, the important thing to remember is that this cross-platform only works via steam and not on any other digital distributor. The ongoing beta is also now available for Mac, meaning would-be cross-platformers can test out the new feature immediately … that is, if you pre-purchased the title.
[toggle title="Press Release"]Trine 2™ gets cross-platform multiplayer for PC and Mac, Collector’s Edition announced
Pre-order beta updated with Mac version and NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ compatibility
Helsinki, Finland – 23 November 2011 – Finnish game developer Frozenbyte is pleased to announce that the Steam version of Trine 2 will support cross-platform multiplayer between PC and Mac thanks to Steam Play. The currently ongoing Trine 2 Beta has been made available for the Mac, making cross-platform multiplayer available right now for gamers who have pre-purchased Trine 2.
“The cross-platform multiplayer between Windows and Mac makes it easier to find people to play with, allowing everyone to enjoy the full co-op potential of the beta and the upcoming game,” said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte.
In addition to the Mac version, the two-level PC beta now also supports NVIDIA 3D Vision. The stereoscopic mode is enabled automatically upon launch of the game. “Trine 2 looks stunning with 3D Vision. We knew it was going to be good but it really caught us by a surprise just how great it looks. Trine 2 has been built in full 3D, and while some of this may go unnoticed when the game is played normally, 3D Vision makes it pop out in a way that is just amazing,” concluded Lauri Hyvärinen.
Trine 2 is available for pre-purchase now on Steam and other channels, including GamersGate and soon Direct2Drive. The regular edition is priced at $14.99/12.99 euros/11.99 pounds. The Collector’s Edition is available for $24.99/19.99 euros/17.99 pounds. The Collector’s Edition includes a digital artbook with developer commentary and the original soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Ari Pulkkinen. All versions use Steamworks for easy multiplayer, Achievements and Steam Cloud. A DRM free version of Trine 2 is coming in 2012.
Focus Home Interactive is releasing the retail, physical copy of the Trine 2 Collector’s Edition in Europe, which will include the beautiful physical artbook and the digital version of the soundtrack.
Trine 2 will be released later in 2011 on Steam for PC and Mac, in the Mac App Store for Mac, for PC and Mac in European retail, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and later for Linux and other platforms.[/toggle]