Is Dark Souls coming to the Mac?
A Dark Souls Mac port is the latest rumor coming from Steam’s database. Someone over at Reddit spotted what appears to be a Mac version of the game in the works.
This will sound like a stretch, but a new depot was added 12 days ago and it’s called “jetpackinteractive”. It turns out, that’s the name of a new development studio. When you dig into their website, it appears that they call themselves an “Apple Developer”. They also work with the PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360 platforms, but neither has anything to do with Steam, which leaves only the Mac.
Steam Depots and changes to their databases are anything but official. Sometimes, it’s just developers testing out stuff that never gets released. Yet, from what I’ve seen in recent years, most Mac versions spotted there eventually make it. Many Mac ports get spotted like this, the last one being Shadow Warrior.
About Dark Souls
Dark Souls is a third-person action role-playing game that uses death to teach you and help you progress. In Dark Souls, you will die a lot. And this is normal, because the game encourages repetition, forcing you to learn from your mistakes until you kill your enemy.
This punishing nature made the game infamous when it was first released on consoles and Windows. I guess people forgot about the days when games were hard…
Other than that, Dark Souls takes place in a large and continuous open world environment, connected through a central hub area. You can travel around the world looking for bosses and creatures of varying types that must be defeated. Every enemy killed, gives you a small amount of “souls” which act as both currency and experience points.
Dark Souls would be a great addition to Mac gaming too. Since the Mac release of The Witcher 2, a good RPG is due!
I have reached out to Jetpack Interactive and will let you know if this rumor becomes official.