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Much-Delayed SimCity Coming to Mac August 29th

SimCity for Mac will be released on August 29th after being delayed several times in order to "ensure a great experience" for players, EA said today.

The Mac version was originally set for a February release, but was delayed to June 11th and then again delayed until August. The PC version of Sim City was released back in March.


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SimCity's PC launch was more than a little rocky, largely because the game can only be played online. EA requires that the game be connected to its servers at all times to facilitate 'region play' where the cities of multiple players are connected to share utilities and citizenry.

At launch, SimCity's servers were overwhelmed with traffic and the gameplay experience was extremely poor. Today, EA seems to have ironed out most of the bugs and users are playing the game as intended.

Currently, the PC version is available via the EA's Origin store for $40, or as a digital deluxe edition with extra buildings and add-ons for $60.

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14 months ago
Too little, too late. This game sucked from the beginning and I stopped playing it. The city size is ridiculous. The only place this game runs well is in the garbage can, where it belongs, with EA.

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SimCity for Mac will be released on August 29th (http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/5/4590786/simcity-mac-release-date-aug-22) after being delayed several times in order to "ensure a great experience" for players, EA said today.

The Mac version was originally set (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/14/new-simcity-coming-to-mac-in-february-2013/) for a February release, but was delayed to June 11th (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/10/simcity-arrives-on-the-mac-june-11th-with-cross-platform-servers/) and then again delayed until August (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/06/simcity-for-mac-delayed-until-august/). The PC version of Sim City was released back in March.

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SimCity's PC launch was more than a little rocky (http://kotaku.com/5991077/your-complete-guide-to-the-simcity-disaster), largely because the game can only be played online. EA requires that the game be connected to its servers at all times to facilitate 'region play' where the cities of multiple players are connected to share utilities and citizenry.

At launch, SimCity's servers were overwhelmed with traffic and the gameplay experience was extremely poor. Today, EA seems to have ironed out most of the bugs and users are playing the game as intended.

Currently, the PC version is available via the EA's Origin store (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/07/ea-launches-origin-online-game-distribution-for-mac/) for $40, or as a digital deluxe edition with extra buildings and add-ons for $60.

Article Link: Much-Delayed SimCity Coming to Mac August 29th (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/05/much-delayed-simcity-coming-to-mac-august-29th/)

Rating: 17 Votes
14 months ago
In the UK it's £45 and £65. How does that make sense :/
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
There might be an off chance that this game might be a worthy sequel and will work perfectly on launch.

But since this is EA, I'm not counting on it though. No sale.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
Meh . . . .

On-line connection requirement to play - PASS - Your citizens are displeased EA, find a new Mayor.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago

EA please... I'm done with you.

The game is still corrupt. Even after update 6 we still got bugs and problems. Besides those bugs... it's totally boring after you played a week or 2. You will build everything within 2 weeks, and then you are staring at your screen thinking "What is the point of this". There is no overall goal, no competition.. nothing.

You build everything in the game, and you'r done. Don't tell me there is a leader board with "most mined raw ore" and sorts... because after you know the game a bit, every non-logical person can get in those leader boards.

It's almost crap beside the graphics.. those are nice.

EA good by, and good luck.. I will not buy anything anymore from you..


+1 to your comment. I have never known a company more hell bent on self destruction than EA. They have a great catalog of games that they try to seppuku with each new iteration. Worse yet we've gotten so invested in their IP that we moan and groan while still turning over the credit card. At some point I will have to man the eff up and stop buying ea (they don't even deserve CAPS):mad:
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago
Can we just delay it indefinitely?
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago

vat.


Not unless VAT is 75% (it's not, it's 20%). With current exchange rate and VAT $40 is £31.20, they're adding 50% to the price because we drive on the wrong side of the road so they had to reprogram all the sims.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago
If this version has a "Classic Mode" that supports both offline and large independent cities, I'm in!
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago
I still don't understand why they're forcing players to be online to actually be able to play the game?! It just feels like EA is trying to force something onto users that's somewhat unnecessary, rather than allowing the user to decide for themselves how that want to utilize the gameplay options available to them.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago

in the uk it's £45 and £65. How does that make sense :/


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Too little, too late. This game sucked from the beginning and I stopped playing it. The city size is ridiculous. The only place this game runs well is in the garbage can, where it belongs, with EA.


Agreed. Yet when this game does poor sales, EA will blame the Mac gaming market rather than themselves and poor corporate decisions.
Rating: 3 Votes

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