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COR Entertainment announced Alien Arena 2008, a complete overhaul and update of the core game. Every player model has been replaced, nearly every weapon model, and nearly one half of the arenas. Sixteen new maps in total to be exact!
The client has a number of new enhancements, features, and optimizations, that not only have enhanced the visual quality, but increased performance dramatically, as well using fewer resources. Existing features such as normalmapping have been dramatically improved, and made to run much faster. Greater detail was now possible in maps, models and skins, and yet overall performance is still up over 30% from the final release of Alien Arena 2007.
Alien Arena 2008 will be released for Windows, Linux, and yes, a Mac port is nearly completed as well. For the first time, Alien Arena will be able to run on OSX! To get you ready, nine new screenshots and a video have been released showcasing a portion of the new content and game!