SimCity Comes to Mac June 11, Players Receive Both Mac and PC with One Purchase

Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:10am EDT

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Maxis Unites the World As Mac and PC Players Play Together Seamlessly Across
Servers
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
For more than 23 years, SimCity has entertained over 30 million fans worldwide
and it returns to the platform that started it all on June 11. Electronic Arts
Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that SimCity will be coming to the Mac on June
11 exclusively as a digital release via Origin and other online retailers. Fans
who purchase SimCity will be able to play the game on Mac and PC, regardless of
which version they buy, as well as access their cities from across both
platforms. Players who have previously purchased SimCity for PC, either as a
physical or a digital copy will receive the Mac version as a free digital
download on Origin* on June 11. 

"SimCity is coming to Mac on June 11 and one purchase will give you both the Mac
and PC versions. You only need to buy SimCity once to play together across the
same servers, regardless of which version you`re playing," said Lucy Bradshaw,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA`s Maxis Label. "We didn`t want
to make any compromises when it came to the Mac so we created a native version
that is optimized for the hardware and OSX." 

With more than 1.3 million units sold on PC since launch, the beloved
city-building simulator is back with the series creators at Maxis and it
delivers the most immersive and personal SimCity experience ever, where players
can create and destroy the cities of their imaginations. SimCity runs natively
on Mac and its entire software renderer was rewritten for OpenGL, ensuring the
best performance for the platform. Via Origin, SimCity is cross-platform
compatible, so all players will be able to play together across the same
servers. Players will be able to play both versions with the same Origin
account, allowing them to seamlessly continue their cities, achievements and
leaderboard progress across the PC and Mac. 

SimCity has been rated E10+ by the ESRB and is currently available for PC and
will be available for Mac on June 11. For more information regarding SimCity,
please visit www.SimCity.com. Press assets for SimCity are available at
www.info.ea.com. 

About Maxis

Maxis, originally founded in 1987, and now an Electronic Arts label with studios
in Emeryville, Redwood Shores, and Salt Lake City, has created some of the
world`s most popular franchises including SimCity, Spore, and The Sims, one of
the best selling franchises in gaming history. Maxis games exemplify deep
simulations that encourage player-driven creativity while delivering unique
genre-defining style of gameplay. 

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 275 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. 

SimCity, Spore, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts
Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and
FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. Mac
is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

* PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND
ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS, INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE
(www.origin.com/about) AND REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE(S)
(IF ENCLOSED) REQUIRED TO PLAY, ACCESS BONUS CONTENT (IF ANY) AND ACCESS ONLINE
SERVICES. SERIAL CODE REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE ORIGIN ACCOUNT PER SERIAL
CODE. SERIAL CODES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE ONCE USED AND SHALL BE VALID, AT A
MINIMUM, SO LONG AS ONLINE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE. YOU MUST MEET THE MINIMUM AGE
REQUIREMENTS, WHICH VARY BY TERRITORY, TO PLAY. EULAS AND ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS
OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE SERVICES AND ONLINE
FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com/1/service-updates.

Maxis/EA
Charlie Sinhaseni, 650-628-3705
PR Manager
simcitypr@ea.com
or
Maxis/EA
Rachel Steinberg, 650-628-5183
PR Specialist
simcitypr@ea.com



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