EverQuest is being ported to Mac OS X by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

Scott McDaniel, vice president of marketing at SOE, said: "Supporting the Mac platform is a logical step towards growing our online community and building a complete, interactive experience for gamers.

"Combine the power and stability of Mac OS X with Apple's outstanding desktop systems and you've got an incredible gaming environment that'll take full advantage of EverQuest's huge and seamless 3D world."

Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations, said: "Mac OS X is awesome for playing games that involve fast-paced, high-end 3D graphics and visual effects because the most robust graphics technologies are built right into the operating system's core.

"EverQuest is a hugely successful game that delivers cutting-edge character development and player interaction. We're thrilled that EverQuest will take advantage of Mac OS X's advanced capabilities and provide a wonderful experience for our gamers."

In the Spring of 2003, Mac users can purchase the original EverQuest and top-selling expansion packs, including: The Shadows of Luclin; The Ruins of Kunark; and The Scars of Velious. Pricing has not been announced.