Mac gamers now have a release date for EA’s latest reboot ‘SimCity’. The title is expected to launch on Mac OS X on June 11, 2013.
The game will be available only as a digital release via Origin. On the bright side of the news, EA states that “fans who purchase SimCity will be able to play the game on Mac and PC, regardless of which version they buy, as well as access their cities from across both platform”s.
If you have previously purchased SimCity for PC, either as a physical or a digital copy, you will receive the Mac version as a free digital download on Origin on June 11, 2013.
“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,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “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.”
SimCity has sold over 1.3 million units on PC since the game launched. EA has also confirmed that the game “runs natively on Mac and its entire software renderer was rewritten for OpenGL, ensuring the best performance for the platform”. With Origin, SimCity will be cross-platform compatible, “so all players will be able to play together across the same servers” states EA in a press-release sent out today.