SimCityEA announced yesterday that the latest release in the SimCity series will be releasing for mac on June 11th. Available exclusively for download via EA’s Origin platform and selected online retailers, the Mac release will bring cross platform play to the series. The release will also support playing on both PC and Mac, regardless of which platform you buy the game on and allow you access to your city on both.

Those of you who already picked up SimCity, all 1.3 million of you, will get a free download for Mac on June 11th through Origin. The good news all round is that the Mac version is a native release rather then just a port. The bad news however is that it looks like the ‘always online’ play will still be there.

“We didn’t want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac so we created a native version that is optimised for the hardware and OSX.” Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label.

SimCity release to very mix reviews and has had a bit of a rocky start to it’s life. The release of the Mac version is a good sign from EA but overall, it doesn’t do much to address the on going issues with the game. Let’s just hope EA rethink there DRM model sooner rather then later.

[Source: EA]

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