Interesting news from Graphsim
IMG: GraphSim has been a bit quiet of late with no recent announcements. Can you please tell us what's up at GraphSim?
Morgan: Well, that's true we have been slower with releases this year simply because we haven't found any titles that we are interested in porting. We are, however, very busy working on the next release of F/A-18 Hornet.
IMG: What can you tell us about the new F/A-18 Hornet?
Morgan: Well, if all goes well, we think that is will be ready for release around December of this year. The name of the final product is still in the works but internally we call it Target Iraq. So that should give you some ideas of the mission scope of the game.
IMG: Sounds very timely. Will it use the same F/A-18 engine from the previous games? Any enhancements you can talk about?
Morgan: Basically it will depart from the last few versions in that it will have much nicer graphics, completely new cockpit environment, and a new user interface. Complete with all new missions.
IMG: How long have you been working on this new F/A-18 Hornet game?
Morgan: Pretty much all of this year and most of last year. Trey Smith, who was lead programmer on the previous F/A-18 games, is the lead programmer on the new F/A-18 Hornet game as well.
IMG: Will the new game support Mac OS 9? Mac OS X? Are you also planning a Windows version?
Morgan: It will be for Mac OS X for sure and maybe Mac OS 9. And yes, we're also doing a Windows version. A PS2 version, later.