It’s been rumored for a long time, and finally at EA’s Gamechangers event yesterday, Maxis announced a new, unnumbered SimCity. Reveal trailer and details are below.
“The rumours are true; Sim City is back,” Maxis senior vice president Lucy Bradshaw said at the event. “We’re taking Sim City back to Maxis, and we’re bringing it to you on the PC in 2013.”
“We’re not trying to make the most complex SimCity. Our goal is to make the most playful SimCity yet,” Bradshaw said. “As such, information regarding the city will not be buried in menus, but visible direcftly in the game’s graphics.”
SimCity will have “tactility”, roads that are “carved” into landscapes, and when buildings are plunked down, clouds of dust follow. For Maxis, building a city in the game should be a “fun” experience.
We’ll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.