EA Bringing SimCity to the Big Apple with Mac Support

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If you've been around computer games for awhile, you may remember building sprawling cities on an Apple system way back in the day (when you weren't crossing the Oregon Trail, that is). Well, SimCity is heading back to the Mac platform six months from now, Electronics Arts announced today.

"Whether you owned a Macintosh or a DOS PC, we all have memories of laying down zones and reticulating splines from our youth," said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. :To the millions of SimCity fans out there, we’ve been listening and can proudly say that your calls have been answered. SimCity has a long legacy on the Mac and the team at Maxis is ensuring that it will be the deepest, richest and most accessible SimCity game yet."

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SimCity will reach Mac systems as a digital download via EA's Origin distribution platform. If all goes to plan, EA will launch the game in February of next year, though you can get a head start by signing up for the closed beta. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can register over at www.SimCity.com/beta.
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Jaybk26 replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 3:16 PM

YES!!! I am definitely signing up for that beta.:D

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InsideSin replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 3:52 PM

Not holding out high hopes for this, especially when EA is involved.

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

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Who games on a mac anyways. My motto " if you are not playing it on a pc, you are not playing at all"

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 9:30 PM

It is more like if your not playing it on a PC your playing it on 2 year old 2 generations back hardware

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Jaybk26 replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 12:13 PM

Lol, I absolutely agree with you nicole, but I actually work as IT at a charter school and have to work on Macs all day long. It'd be great to get a game that could actually run on one, ya know, just in case I get bored.:D

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akcent14 replied on Wed, Oct 3 2012 12:37 AM

I will definite sign up for beta.

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