Macromedia is now shipping Director MX, its upgraded multimedia-authoring tool.

Director MX is currently available only online. It costs £1056, with upgrades from Director 8.5 costing £351 (prices include VAT). Box copies will be available from UK resellers “towards the end of the week”, according to Macromedia.

Director MX requires at least Mac OS X 10.1, and was announced in November. Features include better Flash and Fireworks integration, and new user-accessibility features.