The launch of EA’s SimCity certainly suffered from numerous hiccups which brought up the debate of whether or not using always-on DRM is a good idea. But a month after its launch, it looks as though both EA and Maxis may finally have a product they wanted to release initially, which means they can finally move on to delivering the game to the Mac.
EA and Maxis have announced today SimCity will be available on the Mac starting on June 11 and expects a worldwide release. Best of all, if you own a PC version of SimCity and would like to take your game to your Mac, EA will allow you to have the Mac version of the game absolutely for free and both versions will support cross-platform play.
SimCity for Mac will only be available as a digital download at the time of its release, making it impossible for Mac owners to go out and purchase a retail copy, unless they purchase the PC version and then download the Mac version. The digital version of SimCity for Mac will only be made available to download through EA’s Origin, which we’re sure gamers are extremely excited to once again be forced to use their digital platform for another one of their digital games.