SimCity Coming to Mac in February 2013
COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The king of city-builders is making its triumphant return to the Mac!
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that SimCityTM
will be coming to Mac as a digital download via Origin™ in
February 2013. With development being led by the creative team at Maxis,
the Mac version of SimCity 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.
"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.
"To the millions of SimCity fans out there, we've been listening
and can proudly say that your calls have been answered. SimCity has
a long legacy on the Mac and the team at Maxis is ensuring that it will
be the deepest, richest and most accessible SimCity game yet."
Attendees of gamescom 2012, taking place at Cologne Messe from August 15
— 19, can be among the first in the world to go hands-on with SimCity for
PC. Future mayors will be able to experience the next generation of
city-builders through a guided hands-on demo where they will also catch
their first look at the SimCity World. This new feature set is the
connective tissue that allows players to boast about their progress
through CityLog, compete in Global Challenges, compare their accolades
in Leaderboards and affect the global economy in the Global Market.
Eager mayors who are interested in getting an early start at changing
the world of tomorrow can head over to www.SimCity.com/beta
to sign-up for the SimCity beta. Participants will have the
chance to play SimCity on PC before it ships in February. Those
that are chosen will be asked to provide their views and feedback on
their experience playing to help improve the development of the game.
For more than two decades, the king of city-building simulators has
sworn in millions of virtual mayors from around the world. With its
return in February 2013, SimCity will engage an entirely new
generation of PC and Mac gamers as they take charge of their own
customized cities and build a world that co-exists alongside friends.
For the first time in SimCity franchise history, players'
decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond
their city limits. Together, players will address real global challenges
such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural
disasters. It's up to the players to decide whether to compete or
collaborate to shape the world — for better or for worse.
SimCity for PC and Mac has not yet been rated by the ESRB. To
stay up-to-date on the latest regarding SimCity, and to pre-order
now, please visit www.SimCity.com.
Press assets for SimCity are available at www.info.ea.com
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
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Electronic Arts Inc.
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