Aliens versus Predator Gold edition for Mac OS X and OS 9 has reached gold master status - just weeks after the Mac port was announced, a MacPlay representative confirmed yesterday.

The award-winning game ships in the US in September 2001, and is expected to ship in the UK "soon", the company said.

Mark Cottam, MacPlay president, said: "The reliability and stability of Mac OS X, along with its superior memory management, creates a faster-paced and more intense playing environment for the terrifying world of Aliens versus Predator Gold Edition."

"We believe the release of the title for the Mac demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Mac gaming community."

As reported last week, a demo version of the game is available for download.