Digital city planners rejoice! SimCity coming to Mac on August 29

Digital city planners rejoice: SimCity coming to Mac on August 29

SimCity will hit the Mac on August 29. SimCity was originally scheduled to be released for Mac on June 11, but EA punted the game to August, citing quality issues. The announcement came via Maxis Emeryville General Manager Patrick Buechner:

SimCity for the Mac is coming out Aug. 29. Thanks for your patience Mac gamers!

When originally released for PCs in March, SimCity, while receiving many good reviews, was heavily criticized by gamers and critics alike for the necessity of a constant connection to the internet to play a single-player game. Server outages plagued the game at launch, leaving many people unable to login and play the game. These issues have, for the most part, been resolved. As we reported earlier, Mac players will have access to the "SimCity Launch Park" game region, which is otherwise exclusive to those who purchased the game when it originally launched.

Source: Patrick Buechner

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EA is just holding the release back because they hate Mac gamers. I'm not trying to put on my tin hat here, but their past proves my statement. This is not the first time they have screwed over Mac gamers. Regardless, I think most prospective customers have moved on, or partitioned and installed the Windows version.

If you read Patrick Buechner's Twitter feed, you can see that he's pretty open about why they needed to push the release date back, and he's also pretty open about what he thinks they did wrong. Bottom line is that it wasn't ready for prime time like they thought in June and it is now. If the extra two months have given them time to add some spit and polish, I have no problems waiting. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as the old expression goes.