"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," EA Senior VP and General Manager Lucy Bradshaw explained.
The PC version of the game currently has a 1.5-star rating on Amazon based on nearly 2,500 reviews. You might remember the chaos that ensued following the release of the PC version game as a result of the game's always-on DRM scheme. In order to play the game, users had to constantly be connected to EA's servers. EA's servers, however, couldn't handle the load and the result was frustratingly sluggish gameplay, with many users also reporting that hours worth of changes made during gaming sessions were going unsaved. EA subsequently promised to increase the number and stability of their servers. Server capacity in particular increased by 400%. And while the company refused to issue refunds to disgruntled consumers, they did offer SimCity owners the ability to download a free EA title from their online store.