To say EA and Maxis’ SimCity had a rough time when it launched earlier this year would be a huge understatement, and it looks like its Mac release is also experiencing some issues as Maxis is announcing it’ll miss its originally expected launch date of June 11, and will instead launch in August.
Maxis made the announcement on its official website, explaining the reason for SimCity for Mac’s delay. “We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet,” said senior producer Kip Katsarelis in the announcement. “We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time.” As a way to keep future SImCity Mac mayors happy, Maxis will reward them with the “Launch Park.”
Considering just how awful SimCity’s PC launch went, we can’t help but feel completely fine with its Mac version’s delay as long as it means its launch will go smoother than the PC version.