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08-06-2013, 12:46 AM #1
SimCity for the Mac OS X Confirmed to be Released on August 29
After being delayed for over two months, “SimCity” is finally looking to make its Mac debut at the end of August following its rocky PC launch with network connectivity and overall quality issues. The game publishers, Electronic Arts and Maxis recently announced the Mac release date via the official SimCity Twitter account, stating the hotly anticipated title would be available starting August 29.
EA originally planned to release SimCity for the Mac in June as an exclusive digital download through the company’s origin service. In an ambitious undertaking, SimCity planned to have cross-platform collaboration between both Mac and PC players. However, the game’s digital rights management (DRM) implementation required a persistent connection to the Internet, even during single player mode, which ended up overwhelming the game servers at launch.
Both EA and Maxis ended up stating that SimCity wasn’t “ready for primetime,” and ended up delaying the release. Now set as August 29, it’s still unknown if the publishers will be making downloadable content that is available to PC users accessible on the Mac at launch but this is something that will likely be resolved rather quickly.
Are any of you planning to pick it up?
Source: Twitter (SimCity)
Last edited by Akshay Masand; 08-06-2013 at 12:48 AM.
08-06-2013, 03:12 AM #2
I've been waiting for this since I bought the pc version
08-06-2013, 11:16 AM #3
Really not into any of those Sim games.
08-06-2013, 12:49 PM #4
Can't wait. A classic renewed. I'm finding fewer reasons to keep a PC around.
08-06-2013, 01:37 PM #5
No thanks. I won't buy something with always-on DRM like SimCity has these days.
08-06-2013, 04:44 PM #6
This is easily the worst game released in 2013. If you're a fan of the series, avoid it at all costs. If you're not a fan and are looking for a simulator, aviod it at all costs.
If you want a game with as much depth as a freemium ios game, riddled with DLC, and more bugs than Plague Inc and you hate money, then feel free to hit an ATM, pull out $50 then flush them down the toilet as that will be more productive than anything this game has to offer.
I put YEARS into Sim City 4 and the only thing that impressed me about this "game" is how thoroughly they got every single aspect wrong. The only good the game has is the graphics. The visual aesthetics are very nice. That's it. Absolutely nothing else works.
And that's not counting or mentioning the disastrous launch. But that's what happens when you take a single player city builder and turn it into a MMO.
Seriously, don't buy this crap.