EA has announced that the latest version of their SimCity game will be arriving on mac on June 11 through their digital distribution service, Origin. Count yourself lucky, Mac owners, to have been spared the poopstorm that was the PC launch of the new SimCity game. Perpetual server crashes and the requirement of an internet connection just to launch the game were enough to cut short months of fevered anticipation. Though you're still tethered to Origin, if you bought the PC version, you'll automatically have access to the Mac version, and be able to play with PC players all cross-platform-like. If you're worried at all about stability, the entire game engine was rewritten to run natively on Mac through OpenGL.
Though I didn't get into the SimCity craze myself (been too busy with the likes of Dust 514, Blacklight: Retribution, Hawken, and other shooty titles), it really has been heartbreaking to see the launch botched so badly, then have EA basically flip critics the bird for calling it like they see it. To be fair, the EA CEO did step down following the whole debacle.
Any SimCity fans out there? What do you think of how EA handled the SimCity launch? Will it turn you off from buying the Mac version? Those interested will be able to find SimCity on Origin over here.