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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:56

'SimCity' releasing on Mac in early 2013, PC beta announced


In an announcement timed with its Gamescom press conference, Electronic Arts revealed that the next installment of SimCity will now be coming to Mac in February 2013, right alongside the PC version.

SimCity for Mac will be sold as a digital download through Origin. The release stated that the Mac version "will feature the same deep, rich gameplay that will define the PC experience as players on both platforms compete or collaborate to create a new world, together." In addition to feature parity, this also reinforces that Mac and PC players will be able to experience cross-platform multiplayer. SimCity will allow several players to build a region of cities together, sharing energy, pollution and tourism concerns over the web.

EA is also encouraging interested parties to sign up for the SimCity beta starting tomorrow (the site is currently down), for a chance at early access to the game. Unfortunately the beta is limited to just the PC version.

For more from the floor of Gamescom, check out our on-going StoryStream of all the big news.

Source: Polygon/The Verge


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:27

Wish me luck!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:30

Good Luck ;).

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:32

For me the franchise died after SimCity 3000. Hopefully this will revive it, but I'm not holding my breath.

#5 Max Norris

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:41

For me the franchise died after SimCity 3000. Hopefully this will revive it, but I'm won't hold my breath.

Ditto that.. hoping they remember what made the game great in the first place. 4 wasn't tooooooo bad (not great, but not bad.. when it worked), but Societies was a huge WTF for me.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:43

Can't wait to get my hands on this beta :D

#7 Pupik

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:45

Can't wait to get my hands on this :D

I'd pre-order now, if not the crazy price (60 euros for the regular version) on Origin. Will wait for some sale to get it.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:51

mac version! sweet!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 17:59

I'd pre-order now, if not the crazy price (60 euros for the regular version) on Origin. Will wait for some sale to get it.


Have a look on Amazon, it's a lot cheaper. Yea it's not the digital download but it'll save you around £20 :).

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:02

I'll preorder eventually, but for now I'm signed up for the beta :)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:05

Still use Sim City 2000 on XP setup in a VM. Love building a city then watch it get torn down with all kind of diasters. . .

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:07

Isn't Origin that wacky DRM thing? Have they improved it so it's not so invasive?

#13 TheExperiment

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:09

Isn't Origin that wacky DRM thing? Have they improved it so it's not so invasive?

It's a client, just like Steam. It's as invasive as Steam, which is to say it isn't.

They've improved its less favorable points, at least. (The 9.0 beta cleared up the last thing I didn't like about it.)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:15

is there a single player?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 00:21

Signed up...crossing my fingers :)