Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Coming to Mac and PC, SimCity introduces many new mechanics to the popular city building sim series, such as
city specializations, which give cities unique roles to play in a connected world – like casino or industrial.
While this preview states it is not a final software build, it still seems very impressive indeed.
Powered by the GlassBox Engine, Maxis’ proprietary engine, the simulation comes to life in a way never before possible. Everything you see in the world we sim – Sims in each city will have jobs or can lose them, buy homes, be prosperous or be an economic drain on the city. SimCity is the city builder in which every choice powers real change that affects the character of your city, the state of your region and fellow players within the entire SimCity world. Original fans and newcomers alike will relish the opportunity to build visually and functionally unique cities that take on the character of their choices. Combining fun, addictive gameplay elements with an interface that encourages anyone to jump in and begin playing, SimCity will usher forth a new era of city-building simulation as players work to change a world together.