Mac version of SimCity delayed, not 'ready for primetime'

Mac owners have yet to try Maxis' rebooted SimCity. Given the troubled launch of the PC original, perhaps they've been spared.

Originally due next week, Maxis has announced that the Mac version of SimCity has been delayed to August. "We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet," senior producer Kip Katsarelis said. "We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time."

In an effort to save face, EA had to give PC owners of SimCity free games as recompense for SimCity's botched launch. Mac owners are also getting a gift as an apology for the extended delay: the Launch Park.

The PC version is also getting further improvements, with update 5 focusing on improvements to multiplayer and multi-city play. Those tweaks can be found on the game's official blog.