SAINT PAUL, Minn. (December 7, 2010) – Twelve million addicts, err, players can’t be wrong. There’s no doubting the draw of World of Warcraft. And today, as Blizzard rolls out its third, much-anticipated expansion to the game Cataclysm, CodeWeavers ensures that Linux gamers can play right along with their PC and Mac brethren. CodeWeavers’ Linux customers will be able to run Cataclysm as if they were running on Windows with today’s immediate shipment of CrossOver Games 9.2.1.
CodeWeavers’ Chief Operating Officer Jon Parshall vowed that testing of the new CrossOver build would be ongoing. All day at his office. All night at his home. “Probably until I hit level 85,” Parshall stated. “Well, to be honest, probably for a while past that. I actually have six level 80s to get to 85, and I’m thinking about leveling up a worgen, too,” he continued, referring to the new Alliance race of fearsome werewolves. “That’s gonna take quite a while, but it’s all in the name quality assurance.”
With the release of Cataclysm, the dreaded dragon Deathwing has returned to Azeroth, ripping asunder and utterly transforming the game world that players have lived in for the past six years, and leaving chaos and destruction in his infernal wake.
“I’m thinking chaos and destruction is what my wife may visit on me as well for sequestering myself in my man cave for hours at a time, but that’s a price I’m going to have to pay,” Parshall added as he grabbed three cans of Red Bull and a bag of All-Nighter Cheeseburger Doritos® before disappearing into his basement.
For footage of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm running under Linux
CrossOver Games 9.2 replaces all previous versions of CrossOver. The software is immediately available at www.CodeWeavers.com.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.CodeWeavers.com.
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Eric Davis, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6465,