SimCity for Mac gets delayed until August

By James Dohnert , Updated Jun 08, 2013 01:59 PM EDT
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SimCity has had its share of issues since launching earlier this year. Fans of the series were already in arms over the games policy to require a constant internet connection to play. Then the servers that handled the title went down causing even more anger among fans.

Now the game's developers look to have a few more problems on their hands. They have just announced that the Mac version of the game has been pushed back two month. The game's senior producer Kip Katsarelis said in a blog post that the game will be pushed back because the game is not 'ready for primetime'.

"We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet. We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time," writes Katsarelis.

SimCity for Mac was supposed to launch this June. However, after the delay the title will be released sometime this August. As an apology to Mac users wanting to get their hands on the game, EA will extend the availability of SimCity Launch Park for consumers who pre-order the title for Mac. The Launch Park add-on was originally introduced as an additional feature for early adopters of the PC version of the game.

Hopefully, the delay prevents a launch fiasco like the one SimCity saw when it came out for the PC in March. When the title first launched the backlash was so bad that EA had to apologies to the gaming community. Following server issues that prevented players from playing SimCity, EA came out apologized and promised to fix the issues to make sure it doesn't happen again.

The developers work has led to four patches so far. In the blog post about the Mac Delay, EA also outlines an upcoming PC patch for SimCity. Update Five is expected to include improvements to multiplayer gameplay and multicity fixes.

Update Five will comes with additional content as well. Katsarelis reports that the update will bring seven new regional missions to the game. The new missions will reportedly be titled Drink It Up, So Stoked, Plug In, The Wheels on the Bus, Station to Station, Riding Coach and Ferry Dust.

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