Game developer EA (winner of the Worst Company of America now two years running), have announced their little bundle of controversy, also known as SimCity is headed over to the Mac and will be available for purchase on June 11.
Originally announced for release on both Windows and OS X release on the 5th March the Mac users found themselves a little lacking with the title only being released to Windows platforms. In an EA blog post today Lucy Bradshaw, senior vice president and general manager of EA’s Maxis label, is quoted as saying the Mac version of the software will be out in two months’ time:
“SimCity is coming to Mac on June 11 and one purchase will give you both the Mac and PC versions. You only need to buy SimCity once to play together across the same servers, regardless of which version you’re playing.”
Along with the news of a release date and single purchase function, Bradshaw had reportedly explained the reason for the delay was due to the game’s rendering engine had to be rewitten for OpenGL to ensure Mac users will get the best performance possible out of the title, and is still undergoing testing and development:
“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.”
With the initial release of SimCity for Windows, its popularity had been overlooked by the gaming giant EA and experienced a multitude of issues including; server errors and dropped users with many eager players unable to connect and play the game. Here’s hoping that the titles OS X release goes somewhat smoother.