SimCity developers have officially announced when Mac users will be able to play this game. The best news is that EA is using Origin to allow people to buy the game once and play it on either a Mac or a PC.
The game was launched with quite a few problems but those seem to be settling down, the farther away from the launch we get.
The always-online title was even given back its cheetah speed. This was a feature that has been in every iteration of the game but was yanked out of the latest version as a way to take the load off the servers.
It took a month for developers to get the feature back in the game. Two months from now, people using Macs will finally be able to get their hands on the game.
SimCity for the Mac will be downloaded exclusively through Origin and by doing this, will force people to only buy one version of the game but get to play it on any kind of computer they might have.
Lucy Bradshaw, Maxis CEO said that those who previously purchased the hard copy of the PC version will be able to download the Mac version for free when it launches.
Maxis did not actually work on the Mac port, but EA says that it has been optimized to work with OS X hardware and software and that there shouldn’t be any problems moving forward.
This is actually pretty good news, especially when you are talking about OS X owners who might want to play the game.
While they have to wait a little longer to get their hands on it, they also know that they should have full functionality back.
One has to wonder if the company is well prepared for the extra computers that will suddenly be jumping onto the servers on June 11.
Will you play SimCity on the Mac when it releases?