Frozenbyte has just announced that the upcoming sequel to their original best-selling game, Trine 2, will be getting cross-platform multiplayer across the PC and Mac, courtesy of Valve’s Steam Play framework. Trine 2 will also be available on the Mac App Store when it ships some time next month.
According to Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte, “the cross-platform multiplayer between Windows and Mac makes it easier to find people to play with, allowing everyone to enjoy the full co-op potential of the beta and the upcoming game.” We’re pretty excited about that. Cross-platform multiplayer is something that we would like to see not only on PC/Mac versions of our favourite games, but also on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 moving forward. As it stands, people playing Trine 2 on their computer will not be able to co-op with people playing on the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.
There’s no mention of when Trine 2 will be hitting the digital shelves of Steam, with the vague exception of a “later in 2011” hint in the press release. That pretty much gives Frozenbyte a couple of weeks. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later.
If you want to get caught up with the series, you can currently get the original Trine on the Mac App Store. It’s worth the money. It’s one of my favourite Mac games.