EA announced today that it will be delaying the release of SimCity for Mac until August in order to "ensure a great experience" for players.

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Today we are announcing that we are moving the release date of the Mac version of SimCity to August. We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet. We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time.

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

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 multiple cities 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 the bugs and users are playing the game as intended.

Top Rated Comments

Goftrey Avatar
111 months ago
How about this EA?

Just don't bother at all.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrummerB Avatar
111 months ago
They probably need some additional time to port all the bugs.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Risco Avatar
111 months ago
How about this EA?

Just don't bother at all.

Agreed, this version is a disaster and epitomises EA's greed.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sound214 Avatar
111 months ago
What happend to the "simultaneous Mac and Windows release" EA promised us at WWDC 2007?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZacNicholson Avatar
111 months ago
I really wanted this when it first came out on pc, but after all the f ups they have had with it, i really don't care about this anymore.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
111 months ago
WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?! I am sooo upset by this!

...

Said no one ever
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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