SimCity is BACK!
The franchise that laid the foundations of the city building simulation genre is back, empowering players to create the world of their imagination! EA today announced that SimCity™ is breaking new ground in 2013. SimCity for PC, a brand new entry in the franchise is currently in development at Maxis Emeryville, and was revealed today during Game Changers @ GDC, a symposium that featured inspirational speeches from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, and charity: water CEO and founder Scott Harrison.
As you will see from the trailer and screenshots below this is not like SimCity Societies that was, in my opinion a game that should’ve never been released. The game will be powered by the GlassBox Engine, Maxis’ proprietary engine, this allows the simulation to come to life in a way never before possible. Sims in each city will have jobs or can lose them, buy homes, be prosperous or be an economic drain on the city. SimCity is the city builder in which every choice powers real change that affects the character of your city, the state of your region and fellow players within the entire SimCity world. Original fans and newcomers alike will relish the opportunity to build visually and functionally unique cities that take on the character of their choices. Combining fun, addictive gameplay elements with an interface that encourages anyone to jump in and begin playing, SimCity will usher forth a new era of city-building simulation as players work to change a world together.
Even though the game is not released until next year you can preorder it now from origin and doing so players will receive SimCity Heroes &Villains content* featuring a battle between Maxis Man and his longtime nemesis Evil Dr. Vu. SimCity, is a true rebirth of the franchise that brings the depth of simulation that has been the series hallmark for more than two decades and marries it with next generation accessibility and a robust multiplayer mode, giving players the power to change a world together.
Its time to back up them words with the trailer.
With its return in 2013, SimCity will engage an entirely new generation of PC gamers as they take charge of their own customized cities and build a world that co-exists alongside friends. For the first time in SimCity franchise history, players’ decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond their city limits. Together, players will address real global challenges such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. It’s up to the players to decide whether to compete or collaborate to shape the world of tomorrow – for better or for worse.
To pre-order and secure the SimCity Heroes & Villains Pack please visit http://store.origin.com/SimCity.