The Heroes of Might and Magic
series has long been a mainstay of Mac gaming, and Freeverse plans to continue the tradition by delivering HoMM V
for OS X this Christmas. However, it is uncertain if Ubisoft's popular strategy title will ship as a native Mac app, or if it will come wrapped in TransGaming's Cider
Freeverse's Colin Smith had previously indicated the game would be a full blown port, but at the end of last week, he told Inside Mac Games that his company is now "actively evaluating" Cider for HoMM V
. This would be an interesting test for Cider, given Heroes V
's hefty hardware requirements, and it could be just what TransGaming needs to get their new portability engine off the ground.
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