There is a new hope for Mac gamers who wish to get involved in the online world of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Since Bioware launched the subscription-based MMO game on December 20 last year, more than a million PC-based players have spent over 60 million in-game hours playing The Old Republic.

Now BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has been speaking to Joystiq about a potential Mac version of the company's latest major release.

"We know there's a big Mac audience of BioWare fans ... we know that's an important and large audience. And we want to serve that audience," Muzyka told the article author Ben Gilbert.

Neither Muzyka or co-founder Greg Zeschuk would reveal a timetable on the Mac version, but the aricle quotes Zeschuk stating: "That's definitely one of the things we're looking at next. We want to get this launch under our belt and everything stabilised and happy, and then we'll look at other platforms, and [the Mac is] obviously one of the first ones."