I haven't written at all about the new SimCity by EA/Maxis since they announced it not too long ago, but just because it sounds kind of awful doesn't mean I cannot ignore it entirely. I am not particularly fond of this new SimCity, mainly because of it's always online DRM and no offline mode, but the game itself does look promising. They have been showing off the game's GlassBox Engine and how the game is going to work. It looks very much like the last couple SimCity games, but presumably with a ton of new improvements. They do seem to be following the queue of Anno 2070, another city building sim game, and are letting players choose between industry and environment. Also, for the first time they will be having multiplayer in the game, a multiplayer that actually lets you interact with your neighbors. You can help neighbors with disasters or hurt them with pollution, plus you could even share resources if you wanted to. The two videos out that show off game's engine are not at all representative of the game's graphics and they are merely trying to show off the deeper aspects of the game, like economy, units, maps and resources. Enough from me, the videos will now be commenced.
If you would like to find more head on over to the SimCity Official Website.
-Written by Sean Cargle