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Maxis and EA Bringing SimCity Back in 2013

posted Sunday Mar 11, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo

Maxis and EA Bringing SimCity Back in 2013

Remember SimCity? This was a game that anyone could pick up, play and have a great time. It spanned from 1989 all the way to SimCity 4 in 2003 and the latest SimCity: Societies in 2007. We've even seen iterations on PSPs, DS's and the iPhone.

Now, with all the hoopla happening at South by Southwest and GDC this week, we've seen a new title come out of the Maxis studio at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Electronic Arts and Maxis have confirmed they are bringing the amazingness of SimCity back in 2013.

Lucy Bradshaw from Maxis said,

SimCity for PC will equip players with the tools to play the most sophisticated simulation of its kind. We are dedicated to making sure the experience - no matter the platform - has the fun, flavor and playability that has been intrinsic to the franchise since its birth.

We will see nuances from all of the previous titles appear in the game, as is the norm for this series, including the social elements from Societies. We will also get the ability to build your empire masterpiece next to a friend's. New to the game will be climate changes, added natural disasters and the ability to research renewable energy resources.

We have the trailer after the break.

Are you as excited as I am? I loved my ocean-view region of Sonoma Beach and the condiment-encompassed Relish City. If we get any more word about this project, I'll be sure to share it!


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