Electronic Arts has announced that the Mac version of SimCity will be released on August 29. The game was originally scheduled for a June 11 launch, but was delayed, undoubtedly due to the myriad of issues the game faced post-launch.
The Mac port will feature cross-platform gameplay, allowing PC and Mac players to have cities in the same region. In addition, anyone who purchased SimCity for the PC will receive a Mac copy for free, and vice versa once the Mac version launches.
According to developer Maxis, the Mac version is not a port, but actually a rebuilt version optimized for the Apple system. One can hope that it will not experience any of the launch problems the original release did.