Inside Mac Games heeft te melden dat Oni, een veelbelovende game van Bungie, pas op 29 januari uitgebracht zal worden. De PC versie zit in de laatste test fases, maar de Mac versie nog niet, en de PS2 versie al helemaal niet. Hierdoor ontstonden allerlei vreemde geruchten omtrent de release datum, doordat de platforms door elkaar werden gehaald. Om die reden heeft Gathering of Developers besloten om voor alle 3 de platforms deze game tegelijk uit te geven. Vervelend voor de PC en Mac-gamers dus.Recently Matt Soell of Bungie Studios mentioned that the highly anticipated third-person action title Oni had reached Final Candidate build 12 on the PC, but only Beta 2 for the Mac OS. He also mentioned that the PC versions were a good deal ahead of the Playstation 2 version, in development by Rockstar. For some time this separation of development stages made for some very confusing and conflicting reports over when this game will actually be released.

In order to clear up this mess, we contacted Oni's publisher Gathering of Developers to discern whether the release would be simultaneous on all three platforms, and what that date would be. A representative told us the following:

Simultaneous release for all 3 platforms on January 29th, 2001."

As we suspected, it appears that the PC and Mac versions will be held from release until the Playstation 2 port of the game is complete. It has been a very, very long time coming, but it finally looks like the long delayed Oni will finally see the light of day early next year. Stay tuned to IMG for more info on this game of hand-to-hand combat and gunplay.Ken je Oni nog niet? Lees dan vooral onze preview over deze 3D anime action game!