EA Announces June 11 Release Date for SimCity for Mac
EA recently announced that the latest version of its hit SimCity franchise would land on Apple’s Mac platform on June 11. The added bonus behind the release is that the people who already bought the game for Windows will get a Mac copy for free. The new SimCity will be available exclusively as a digital release on EA’s Origin service as well as other online retailers.
The Mac version’s entire software renderer was said to be rewritten for OpenGL in order to ensure that it will function well on Apple’s platform. Using EA’s Origin, the game’s multiplayer elements are also cross-platform, allowing Mac and PC players to compete against and collaborate with each other.
The new SimCity has already sold more than three million units since its launch on the PC. This was despite the fact that the game was marred by complications with the Digital Rights Management component, which requires persistent Internet connection in order for the game to function, even in single player mode. EA, at the time of the game’s launch, did not have the server capacity to handle the number of players logging on, resulting in many customers being unable to access the game shortly after its release. The company has upgraded its server infrastructure since then so those of you looking to purchase the game won’t have to deal with those issues.
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