SimCity (2013)

SimCity (2013) News for PC

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EA's all new SimCity game, set for release in 2013, will require an always on internet connection in order to play, EA has told Joystiq.

The EA rep says the connection is required because of the game's emphasis on multiplayer and the global economy that all players will influence.

In addition, EA revealed the game will be sold digitally on stores other than Origin, although specifics weren't revealed.

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Batmamerc

OMG finally a new sim city been waiting a long time for this, last one I bought was sim city 2000 on playstation 1 since then not had a pc capable of playin any others but now I have and the old games seem lame n outdated compared to Cities XL. Looking forward to seeing more on this the detail looks great seeing factories actually working and pedestrians and vehicles not fading into thin air as they travel along will be a massive improvement to the genre will make it feel more like a living world.
Posted 20:15 on 29 March 2012
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Woffls

Okay this sounds awesome. Forcing constant online for the sake of DRM can eat ***** and die, but it looks like they're being very ambitious with regards to persistent worldyness.

Rather than just contributing to a global economy, I hope I can share responsibility of my city with mah bros, which begs another question: does the city run while I'm not looking? Like the cat appearing on the other side of the room and all that. If I can manage transport and someone else is on disaster mitigation, that would be a really interesting meta game that could ruin friendships.

The video on simulation units really outlines how ambitious this game is, in the context of how I understand the genre, at least. Might be worth a cheeky PC upgrade. First in 4 years or so.
Posted 15:13 on 28 March 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 08/03/2013
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Simulation
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 162 6
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