EA and Maxis has today revealed that their somewhat controversial city simulation title SimCity will be making its way to Mac-orientated computers come June 11. Players who have previously purchased the title on PC will also be happy to note that you will gain a copy of the Mac title in digital form completely free.
“SimCity is coming to Mac on June 11 and one purchase will give you both the Mac and PC versions. You only need to buy SimCity once to play together across the same servers, regardless of which version you’re playing,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “We didn’t want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac so we created a native version that is optimized for the hardware and OSX.”
The press release also reveals that both PC and Mac players will be cross-compatible, allowing everyone to play on the same servers for maximum building efficiency. Maxis is also touting that the Mac version has been completely re-done in OpenGL, "ensuring the best performance for the platform."
Yesterday we saw the return of the "Cheetah" speed mode, allowing players to increase their city speed to maximum overdrive plus a translated leak at what is currently on offer in the upcoming Update 2.0 patch. Check those out here