EA has announced that its popular city-building simulator, SimCity, will be heading to Mac when it releases in February 2013.
Originally revealed for PC at the Game Developers Conference on March 6, this will be the first SimCity for OS X since SimCity 4 back in 2003. According to EA, the Mac version of SimCity will be the same as its PC counterpart. “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.
In addition, players on both versions will be able to build and (more importantly) destroy worlds together. That’s pretty damn awesome, especially when you think about the possibility (or lack thereof) of Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers joining forces online.
The OS X version will available as a download exclusively through Origin, EA’s digital marketplace, when the game launches in February. PC gamers looking to get a head start on their Mac brethren can sign up for the SimCity beta now.
Source – Electronic Arts