SimCity To Rebuild In 2013
SimCity—the city-building simulation video game first released in 1989—was one of the first computer games that really had us coming back for more.
And now SimCity is back.
EA announced plans to revive the classic simulation SimCity next year during a press conference at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Better still, the new SimCity will be created by longtime SimCity developer, Maxis.
SimCity fans have a reason to be excited—the latest version boasts loads of new features and an updated look that will take advantage of advances in 3D computing.
SimCity’s new features include a fancy new physics engine and the ability to affect neighboring, player-controlled towns. For example, you could create too much pollution that spreads to neighboring cities.
SimCity will also address a long-running player gripe by featuring curvy roads—a franchise first!
More complex simulation elements will also allow you to simulate every aspect of your city, including making sure all those little Sims have jobs and live their lives while you build your megalopolis.
Despite the complexity of the latest SimCity, Maxis promises to keep the game relatively simple and accessible. They live by the mantra “What you see is what you sim.”
SimCity is set to be released in early 2013. So dust off that old tophat and get ready to be the mayor of your own city once again!