Mon, Sep 05, 2011 | 02:37 BST
Riot shutters OS-X support for League of Legends
Bad news for the Mactastic: Riot will cease supporting its OS-X League of Legends client this week.
Riot broke the news on the game’s official forums (login required), giving an end date of midnight September 6, PST.
“So far we have been unable to ensure a consistent quality bar across platforms,” Riot admitted of the collaborative efforts to create a decent Mac port.
“At the heart of the issue is our rapid update cycle, where we make regular balance changes and content updates. We currently develop on the PC, but since the plan was for the Mac to share servers, we believed that a Mac version that was frequently unavailable was not up to Riot standards.”
The Mac client has been available to a very small group of beta testers for around a year, but the whole shebang is going on hold – for the moment.
“We will continue to investigate the opportunity to provide player access on the Mac Platform in the future that aligns with our service and content update standards. We are committed to building a solution that will work on the Mac in the long run, but it will take some time,” Riot said.
Mac beta testers who made purchases from the League of Legends store are invited to continue playing the PC version, or to apply for full refunds and close their accounts. Additionally, all Mac beta testers will receive a code for a free Champions Pack, with the following caveats:
“To qualify for the reward, you must have a majority of your logins come from the Mac client, and you must login to the Mac client and click on the Store button between Friday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 6. Rewards will be added to the accounts of verified testers by the end of September.”