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Electronic Arts will bring 'Spore' to the Mac this year

The highly anticipated new video game from "The Sims" creator Will Wright, as expected, will be released on the Mac and PC platforms simultaneously.

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'Spore' in action. Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com

This post has been updated to confirm when we should expect an official announcement from EA.

As has been anticipated, Electronic Arts is set to announce Tuesday that it will be bringing its highly anticipated game Spore to the Mac sometime in 2008. It's a big deal, because PC and Mac versions of a game are often released months apart, if at all--some major game manufacturers skip the Mac platform altogether because they simply don't see the market value. EA, however, plans to bring Spore to both platforms simultaneously.

The announcement has been timed in conjunction with--you guessed it--the Macworld Expo.

The premise of Spore, the latest project from SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright, is to evolve a custom creature through the entire evolutionary process, starting as a one-cell organism and eventually going on to turn it into a highly evolved being that can conquer intergalactic societies.

EA representatives told CNET News.com that an official announcement should be out around 12:00 p.m. PST time on Tuesday.