Electronic Arts has made the official announcement that SimCity for Mac is coming – it’s official release date being June 11th.
The newest build of the legendary title – which has gone right back to basics and is simply entitled SimCity – saw its Windows launch last month minus the Mac version millions had been holding out for. As of now however, senior vice president of EA Lucy Bradshaw has gone on record to confirm that Mac users can expect their own version of SimCity, though will have to wait a couple more months to join the massive online community.
“SimCity is coming to Mac on June 11 and one purchase will give you both the Mac and PC versions,” read the official statement from EA.
“You only need to buy SimCity once to play together across the same servers, regardless of which version you’re playing.”
She also went on to explain that the reason behind the extensive release date delays for the Mac version is the way in which the title has to a large extent been completely rebuilt with Mac users in mind, in order to ensure the best possible performance and fluidity of gameplay.
“We didn’t want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac so we created a native version that is optimized for the hardware and OSX.”
SimCity has already gained legendary status across the world for two very conflicting reasons – it’s astonishing gameplay and the way in which early server issues rendered hundreds of thousands of gamers unable to play the title for days on end. EA was quick to take full responsibility for the server issue and has now resolved the game’s teething problems, having offered buyers a deal-sweetener in the form of a free game to apologize for the global blunder.