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Will Wright Explores Sim City 5 In New Video

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Electronic Arts is set to unleash the widely awaited Sim City 5 on the masses next week. With the game’s latest closed beta scheduled for this evening the publisher has released a brand new developer video featuring series creator Will Wright playing the latest city simulator. Joining Will is the lead designer on this franchise reboot.

Some of the great new features including in Sim City 5 are highlighted, in addition to Mr.Wright’s thoughts, in the new videos including the ability to zoom down into residences and capturing the thoughts of your citizens and zooming in when disasters occur.

Sim City 5 will be available on Windows PC on March 5th and despite the requirement for a constant internet connection, we’re sure the game will sell well.

Check out the video below.Read More


Register For The Sim City 5 Closed Beta

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sim City 5‘s closed beta will begin sometime soon and EA is now ready to take applications. Head on over to the official Sim City Beta Site and you too can throw your hat in the ring as a prospective mayor.

You’ll need an origin account, also be prepared to read a few dozen pages of legalese and submit your computer specs before being considered for the beta.

Sim City 5 is due out sometime in early 2013 for PC. No word yet if Mac players will be included in the upcoming beta, sadly.


Build Your Own Metropolis With Sim City 5 and Sim City Social

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Electronic Arts promises that the SimCity franchise will “reclaim the city building crown” with the release of SimCity five and SimCity Social for Facebook.

The SimCity 5 demo highlighted the brand-new engine the developed for the title, called the Glass Engine. For the first time ever the SimCity franchise is taken into the multiplayer space with challenges and online play. You’ll be able to play against friends or take on players in your region. Decisions that you make will affect not only your city but those around you.

The SimCity 5 engine looks promising, with detailed buildings that seemed to almost construct themselves and individual cars that drive along your cities’ streets. the second trailer even hinted at some of the disasters that we may see in the game including a T Rex attack, surprisingly there was a subtle reference to 1996’s Sim Copter with the inclusion of a helicopter as the logo zooms out.

Details surrounding SimCity Social were scant, the brief trailer showcased traditional two-dimensional artwork reminiscent of the earlier sin city games. The trailer even took jabs at Zyngas city bill promising that SimCity social will be “less ville & more city”.Read More