EA has announced SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow, SimCity's first expansion pack due for release on PC and Mac on November 15.

The expansion gives players the ability to transform their cities using technology 50 years into the future, shaping them into a utopia of clean technologies or a dystopia of hyper-commercialism.

"Will the world of tomorrow be a utopia powered by clean energy or an industrial society consumed by mass commercialism?" said Patrick Buechner, general manager of Maxis Emeryville.

"With SimCity Cities of Tomorrow, players can build the future as they imagine it. Transport your Sims on MagLev, power your cities with fusion reactors or tidal wave generators, manufacture a legion of drones to serve your Sims and build massive MegaTowers that dwarf modern skyscrapers. We're giving you plausible technologies to take your cities onto a journey 50 years into the future. What will you create?"

For the first time in the history of the franchise, cities can be built vertically thanks to multi-zone MegaTowers that extend high into the sky, dwarfing the rest of the city.

Source: Press Release