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    Good news, Mac Mayors – today we can officially confirm the release date for the Mac version of SimCity is June 11, 2013. If you already own SimCity on PC, you will also receive the Mac version at no additional cost (and vice versa). If you don’t already own SimCity on PC and just wish to purchase the Mac version, you will be able to pre-purchase your copy on Origin starting April 10th.

    Have any more questions? We’ve compiled a FAQ below that looks to answer all your questions. See you on June 11th, Mac Mayors.

    Q: When will the Mac version be available?

    A: SimCity for Mac will be available on June 11, 2013.

    Q: Why is the Mac port launching later?

    A: The Maxis studio is not producing a Mac port, but has created a native version that has been optimized for Mac OS.

    Q: How will users purchase the Mac version?

    A: SimCity for Mac will be available as a digital download via Origin. It will be available for pre-purchase on Origin starting April 10th, 2013. If players have already purchased the PC version of the game, then they will receive the Mac version automatically on June 11, with no additional purchase needed.

    Q: Will the Mac version be available at retail?

    A: The Mac version of SimCity will be available as a digital download only.

    Q: What languages will be supported?

    A:The Mac version supports all languages available in the PC version.

    Q: Will the Digital Deluxe version be available for Mac?

    A: Yes. You will be able to purchase the standard and Digital Deluxe versions for Mac.

    Q: Does SimCity support cross-platform play between PC and Mac users?

    A: Yes. Everyone is playing together on the same servers. That means PC and Mac users will be building cities alongside each other.

    Q: If I have both a PC and a Mac, do I have to purchase two copies of the game if I want to play on both systems?

    A: All players who registered their copy of SimCity will have access to both the PC and Mac versions of the game through Origin. Only one Origin account can be logged in at a time. No additional purchases are necessary.

    Q: If I previously purchased a copy of SimCity for PC, do I need to purchase a copy for Mac, too?

    A: All players who previously purchased a copy of SimCity for PC will find the Mac version already pre-entitled in their Origin accounts on June 11. No additional purchase is necessary.

    Q: I bought the PC version of SimCity. How can I confirm I have the Mac version?

    A: In Origin, on your “My Games” page, hover over SimCity and click the info button. You will then see SimCity on Mac in the “Add-ons & Bonuses” section. You will be able to download and play the Mac version on June 11.

    Q: What system specs are you targeting with the Mac version?

    A:Any user with LION OSX 10.7.5 and a Core 2 processor will be able to enjoy SimCity for Mac.

    Q: Will the Mac version have any advantages or additions over the PC version?

    A: The Mac version will have the same features as the PC version.

    Q: Will the Mac version support Retina display?

    A: We have not yet determined if we have Retina display support.

    Q: Will there be a demo for the Mac version?

    A:There is no demo currently planned for the Mac version.

    Q: Will SimCity be available on any iOS devices?

    A: SimCity is currently available for the PC and will be available on Mac on June 11, 2013.

    Q: Can I take my existing cities that I have created on a PC and start playing with them on the Mac version of SimCity as well?

    A: Yes. You will need to log in to the same server you first created your cities on. You will be able to pick up where you left off on.

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    Bipin

    Posted

    Everybody into the poo ... l

     

    You really hate SC2013, don't you? (Although as Jerry Seinfeld would say: "Not that there's anything wrong with that").

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    Stuart98

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    I wonder if that means that, as this is all origin only, we'll all get plumbob park.

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    A Nonny Moose

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    Everybody into the poo ... l

     

    You really hate SC2013, don't you? (Although as Jerry Seinfeld would say: "Not that there's anything wrong with that").

     

    No, I really think it might be interesting to play, but not at that price nor under those conditions. 

     

    EA is busy committing suicide, and I think in a way this is too bad.  They probably totally missed the real market which is probably too small for them to notice.  Meanwhile they are making fools of themselves in front of the target market of teens and other young demographics who might have had a good experience were it not for all the wasted hype and the lack of competent quality assurance. 

     

    They seem to be concentrating on some kind of get rich quick scheme, and it backfired.  If they had any goodwill left, it is now pretty much gone.

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    Hellken

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    Everybody into the poo ... l

     

    You really hate SC2013, don't you? (Although as Jerry Seinfeld would say: "Not that there's anything wrong with that").

    No, I really think it might be interesting to play, but not at that price nor under those conditions. 

     

    EA is busy committing suicide, and I think in a way this is too bad.  They probably totally missed the real market which is probably too small for them to notice.  Meanwhile they are making fools of themselves in front of the target market of teens and other young demographics who might have had a good experience were it not for all the wasted hype and the lack of competent quality assurance. 

     

    They seem to be concentrating on some kind of get rich quick scheme, and it backfired.  If they had any goodwill left, it is now pretty much gone.

    Given how massive the criticism is, I would say that not even their target market was pleased.

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    OneHotRod801

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    This game reminds me of 343 industries attempt at continuing the HALO saga with the game Halo 4. They asked for gamer input on their forums, and the 343i team does have some of the Bungie staff. Even still 343i FAILED at putting out a complete game. Sure they improved the graphics, varied campaign play type. But when it came to multiplayer, forge, map sharing... 343i pushed their game was awesome and a great start to a new trilogy of Halo games. Now with hints that Microsoft will be releasing a new console at E3 2013 to compete with Sony PS4. The next two games in that trilogy, and Bungie has released their next title "Destiny", it is being advertised for x-box 360 & PS3, PS4 @ http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy. this may be subject to change.

        This Halo 4 experience is similar to complaints read on the forum here at simtropolis.com about Sim CIty 5 (2013). EA touted a great game, released a timed beta, and failed horribly with the always online requirement. EA should have made online play optional. Then EA would just have bugs, expanding the city tile size and accept player help to expand the game further with buildings, mods.

        Still waiting for a extreme change, but don't expect one until after the MAC version is released, and EA continues to receive poor reviews for this game release.

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    Androgeos

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    Given how massive the criticism is, I would say that not even their target market was pleased.

     

    And just who is their target market? In its current state, who does it appeal to?

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