SimCity Coming To Mac This June

By Pete Haas 2013-04-10 10:09:02 discussion comments
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EA announced today that SimCity is coming to the Mac. The recently released reboot will available through Origin and other digital retailers on June 11th.

Owners of the PC version of SimCity will be able to download the Mac version for no additional charge, and vice versa. The two versions support cross-platform play. You can play online with friends on a different platform or access a city that you developed with the other version. Achievements and leaderboard status will be maintained across platforms as well.

EA's online game platform Origin added Mac support in February. Current Mac titles offered through Origin include Batman: Arkham City, Dragon Age 2, and The Sims 3. The addition of Mac support helps Origin keep pace with competitor Steam, which has supported Mac gaming since 2010.

SimCity launched on the PC last month. The city simulator reboot focuses on multiplayer. Multiple players can create cities in a shared region. They can then trade with other cities in their region or collaborate on Great Works.

The game can also be played in single-player mode, with one player able to control multiple cities in the same region. However, SimCity requires you to be connected to Origin servers even if you're playing alone. There's been no shortage of controversy over this online requirement. The protests, as well as the server outages at launch, led EA to offer free games to players.
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