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.

Top Rated Comments

lilianeloirinha Avatar
110 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 (https://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/14/new-simcity-coming-to-mac-in-february-2013/) for a February release, but was delayed to June 11th (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/10/simcity-arrives-on-the-mac-june-11th-with-cross-platform-servers/) and then again delayed until August (https://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 (https://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 (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/05/much-delayed-simcity-coming-to-mac-august-29th/)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roadbloc Avatar
110 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tann Avatar
110 months ago
In the UK it's £45 and £65. How does that make sense :/
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notabadname Avatar
110 months ago
Meh . . . .

On-line connection requirement to play - PASS - Your citizens are displeased EA, find a new Mayor.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mazz0 Avatar
110 months ago
No, we drive on the right side of the road.

You might, I drive on the wrong side. Fills up my boost bar more quickly, you see.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phinsup Avatar
110 months ago
this game is useless to me if it must be connected to internet to play.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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