Electronic Arts' earlier announced move to release more games for Apple's Mac format will be made possible by Toronto outfit TransGaming and its Cider engine.
Cider helps coders swiftly port code from native platforms to Intel-powered Mac environments.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Madden NFL 08, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, Need for Speed Carbon, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and Battlefield 2142 are the first set of games to recieve the 'EA on Mac' treatment.
"Traditionally Mac users had to wait to play the latest blockbuster games," commented TransGaming CEO Vikas Gupta. "We're thrilled that TransGaming's Cider engine will dramatically decrease the time it will take to bring EA's hit portfolio of games to a thirsty Mac market."
"Leveraging TransGaming's Cider technology to bring our hit franchises to Mac users is an exciting first step in delivering the video game experience that Mac users deserve," said Scott Cronce, EA vice president. "With the launch of these titles, it truly is the best time to be a Mac gamer."