SimCity For Mac ‘Not Ready’ For June 11 Release

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EA’s latest SimCity game was scheduled to arrive on Mac next week, but the company has announced that it will be delayed because it is “not ready for primetime yet.” Mac gamers won’t see the title until August now, with EA working to provide “a great experience” for those on OS X.

Many would argue that SimCity wasn’t ready for primetime when it hit PC back in March, with server issues preventing early adopters from actually playing the game after they’d bought it. Clearly the company is hoping to dodge yet more bad press for the title.

“We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet,” said senior producer Kip Katsarelis. “We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time.”

In an effort to appease those who were itching to get the game on June 11, EA has said that it will extend the availability of SimCity Launch Park, so that OS X players will still have the opportunity to access it.

The company is also set to push out a new update that will improve the stability of multiplayer, make tweaks to certain game mechanics, and introduce a ton of new features. You can get a complete roundup of the changes in version 5 by clicking the source link below.

If you can’t wait until August and you have Boot Camp installed on your Mac, you could always purchase SimCity for PC instead. EA has said that all PC players will automatically be entitled to a free copy of the Mac game, and vice versa. You’ll also be able to access your progress on the Mac if you sign in using the same login credentials.

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  • joewaylo

    Not surprised given EA’s bad reputation.

  • TheMartinDobson

    “Hmmm… here’s a good idea, we’ll release the Windows version in March… And then we’ll touch on a Mac release in… 3 months time” … “Oh, never mind… 5 months time”

    Thanks EA! (not)

  • MacGamerHQ

    I’s a complete shame indeed! It’s really frustrating to see the date slip away. At the same time, most PC gamers claim SimCity is STILL a mess on the Windows side, so perhaps this not such a bad idea. Perhaps it’s a a way for EA to makes us forget the mess SimCity’s launch was….

    And think we actually wrote: http://www.macgamerhq.com/opinion/i-dont-hate-ea-and-neither-should-you/ lol

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