Will Wrights often delayed epic Spore will be winging its way to Apple’s OS X, launching at the same time as the Windows version. The announcement is timed to coincide with the Macworld Expo, which at the time of writing is still running. At the convention EA has three booths running Spore on Macs.
“With Spore in particular, we think the Macintosh user is somebody who is, typically, a creative individual,” said Patrick Buechner, vice president of marketing for EA’s Maxis division. “Part of the appeal of the Mac is that it allows you to do creative things very easily. And we think that lines up very closely with what you can do with Spore, and we think those audiences are very similar. So it just feels like a natural place for Spore to be, and we’re thinking about it up front rather than as an afterthought. We want to give it the full attention.”
Spore is the game I’m looking forward to most in 2008, hearing it is coming to the Mac is great news.