Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SimCity Finally Launches on the Mac With Native Version and Cross-Platform Servers

After being delayed for six months, hasfinally relsed the Mac versionof the newSimCity. The game was originally set to come out in February of this yr, but decided to delay it to "ensure a grt experience" for players.

has reptedly emphasized that the Mac version ofSimCityis not a "port" of the PC game, but a fully native version designed specifically for the Mac using OpenGL. However, the game will include full cross-platform support to facilitate 'region play' where the cities of multiple players are connected to share utilities and citizenry, with PC and Mac Mayors able to play in the same regions.

SimCity's PC launch wasmore than a little rocky, largely because the game can only be played online. requires that the game be connected to its servers at all times.

At launch,SimCity's servers were overwhelmed with traffic and the gameplay experience was extremely poor. Today, seems to have ironed out most of the bugs and users are playing the game as intended.

on system requirements, viewable in full at thebottom of the purchase page:
In eral, most Late-2009 iMacs, mid-2009 MacBook Pros, and mid-2010 MacBooks meet theSimCity's minimum specifiions. Other systems not listed here may be able to runSimCity, but can experience graphical or performance issues and would require an OS upgrade.SimCityisavailable through 's Origin stort $40 for the standard game, or $60 for a Deluxe Edition that includes additional content. Purchases cover both platforms, so gamers who alrdy boughtSimCityon the PC will get the Mac version for free.

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