Sims 4 hasn't made a home on OS X, and I'm OK with that


Today's big release of Sims 4 was not celebrated by OS X devotees thanks to EA's decision to make the game a Windows-only affair, at least for the time being. An FAQ posted on the Sims 4 website makes the potential future of a Mac edition unclear, noting only that there are "no updates on Mac at this time."

You know what? Fine.

It wasn't that long ago that we got to see exactly what EA is capable of with the refresh of SimCity. After a launch on PC that was plagued with a completely busted (yet mandatory) online component, the OS X version of the game similarly stumbled out of the gate when it was launched months later. EA's forums were overrun with gamers claiming that the Mac version froze upon launch, crashed randomly, and -- to sum it all up -- was completely unplayable.

Aside from complaints that the game is too dumbed down or simply not as good as Sims 3, Sims 4's PC release seems to be faring better than SimCity's. That being said, many customers still have a horrible taste in their mouths from the SimCity disaster, and unless EA puts the Mac port of Sims 4 in the hands of Mac publisher Aspyr -- which has proven itself multiple times with iOS and OS X ports of games like KOTOR, BioShock Infinite, and even SimCity 4 and Sims 2 -- I'm perfectly fine with EA having no news about a Mac release of Sims 4.

It's not that I don't want to play the new Sims title. In fact, it looks like it would be a blast to play... but only if it actually works. At the moment, I'm just not sure I trust EA to deliver a playable game on OS X, and I don't think I'm alone.