SimCity for Mac delayed to August

The Mac version of Maxis' urban planning simulation game SimCity will be delayed to August; Update 5.0 is scheduled to be released in a "couple of weeks" for PC users.

Mac users will have to wait a little longer for the release of SimCity, as Maxis has announced the delay of the Mac version of the game.

Posting on the official SimCity blog, senior producer Kip Katsarelis said the Mac version would be pushed back to an August release as the developer does "not believe it is ready for prime-time yet".

Mac users will be granted access to the Launch Park for their patience, an in-game park that allows players to launch llama balloons. The Launch Park was originally released as part of update 4.0 to "early adopters" of the PC game.

The blog entry also details the contents of the upcoming patch, update 5.0, which is scheduled to roll out in a "couple of weeks". Changes include new regional missions, improvements to Great Works, and in-game behavioural tweaks.

SimCity launched in March, and was beset by widespread server woes. Despite its initial struggles, the game has sold over 1.6 million copies to date.

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Kronical42
Kronical42

Sim City got cracked today!!! FUK YOU EA

ECH71
ECH71

I call it Mercy for Mac Users.

adupuis
adupuis

give us offline mode in next patch

imm_84
imm_84

THIS iS STUPID ..  I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR MAC VERSION ...

blackothh
blackothh

The reward for waiting is llama ballons? wtf are they smoking over there

"does not believe it is ready for prime-time yet" i lolz at this comment

uxtull
uxtull

Better to avoid it like a plague.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

This game could have sold 10x more. EA screwed the pooch on this one.

It could have been epic.

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

Da+n not ready for prime time? They should have said that for the PC version. When Mac users get their hands on this it may be a finished product. Shame PC users got ran through the ringer and still do not have a finished product. Mission not accomplished!

electro57
electro57

Another reason to vote EA as the worst company in America for the third year in a row.

demondogx
demondogx

I heard in 10.0 sims might actually remember where they live, instead of always breaking and entering other ppls houses, a real timesaver for youre police department

blue_francis14
blue_francis14

Hmmm.... I used to play Sim City and my total play time is 120 hours. Now, Fire Emblem has took its place on my play time.

ken_wakashimazu
ken_wakashimazu

august in not that far away, hopefully they release the working pc version soon thereafter...

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

I cant wait till Sim City comes fully functional to PC.

dogbert784
dogbert784

"...the developer does not believe it is ready for prime-time yet". Ouch. Not to the developer, but to the people who actually bought this. They are literally saying the game you paid for isn't good enough.   

cirugo
cirugo

MAC users:   consider this a bullet dodged.

stay the hell away from this train wreck.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

"Can't wait to get this on my MAC."

- said no one ever.

Take all the time you need EA we don't mind not being BS'd while we wait.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@electro57 Because making bad videogames is the worst any company can do to people? Sure, they might also force us to install third-party programs like Origin to play certain games and be accused of false advertising, but tricking people out of 60 dollars is nothing compared to what other companies do.

electro57
electro57

@Hurvl @electro57 Dude the company was voted as the worst for 2 years in a row.  They are obviously doing more than making bad videogames to get that moniker.  

Hurvl
Hurvl

@electro57Or the majority of people who voted on that poll cared more about video games than other things. Internet polls, from my experience, rarely reflects what most people think. It's mostly just a (un)popularity contest with an overrepresentation of people with odd priorities. That's how CoD: Black Ops got voted as the best video game ending ever, because it was the most sold videogame the year that poll was held. I don't see "The Worst Company in America" poll as anything other than a joint effort by EA haters. That poll has no credibility.