The first beta of SimCity first rolled out at the beginning of the year, and a short while ago, it was confirmed by EA that SimCity for Mac would be ready for prime time at the end of August. Right on cue, SimCity has just made an appearance over at the Mac App Store, and considering how badly the PC launch went down thanks to its requirement of an always-on Internet connection, the publisher will be hoping for a lot less controversy this time around.
Good news is amongst us all you game-loving, Mac owning folks. It may be well overdue and a long time coming, but EA has today officially announced that SimCity will be coming to the Mac platform on August 29th, as opposed to the previous SimCity release date. The open-ended, city building game has been an extremely popular addition to a gamer’s arsenal since its original launch, and although the latest version of the series was launched for Windows back in March, it has yet to make an appearance on the Mac App Store. With August 29th only just over three weeks away the time has nearly come.
The SimCity beta for PC first released back in January, and although it generated much hype and anticipation for the March 5th launch, the release was, to put it mildly, a catastrophe. EA decided, against the wishes of gamers, to opt for a type of DRM protection requiring an always-on Internet connection, which left many unable to login and enjoy a title they'd been waiting on for a great length of time. Still, EA offered a free game to try and soften the blow, and with the dust settled, perhaps we can allow ourselves a wry smile at the prospect of the corresponding OS X version.
If you’ve been a gaming enthusiast for the last decade, you have probably played SimCity, the simulator game that involves building a virtual city. After several years dormant, a new release of SimCity is upon us and players can now register for a three-day beta, which will run from January 25th to the 28th.