Aspyr announced today that The Sims 2 for Mac has reached beta status. “In The Sims 2, players for the first time ever control their Sims over an entire lifetime taking them through life’s greatest moments. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. Players can now fulfill their Sims’ life dreams as they take them from the cradle to the grave. More life-like Sims, all-new aspirations gameplay and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly realistic 3-D world.” The Sims 2 is available for pre-order for US$49.99. It is currently scheduled for a June 2005 release.