The lights are on
Though it hasn't been officially announced by EA, it seems Maxis' next project is a new Sim City title.
Purported details and concept art of Sim City 5 surfaced this morning. The information reportedly comes from German games magazine GameStar, which claims the new Sim City is due out next year. The game includes, among other things, a new graphics engine, multiplayer modes, updatable buildings, and even rounded roads! There's also an interview with Maxis SVP Lucy Bradshaw who said the team wanted to take its time creating the next Sim City while developing The Sims and Spore.
Maxis is set to make a presentation at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week. It's possible Sim City 5 could be announced officially then
More of these rumored details and concept art can be seen over on NeoGAF (via Jimdo)
Game Informer has contacted Electronic Arts for comment.
Nice! Haven't played a SimCity game since 2000. Sounds like a nice change of pace from all the first and third-person shooters.
Oh please be true. I've always love the Sim City games and I would be all over a new one.
I was just happy to see XCom in their hands again, but now this?
Maxis, you really know how to get on my good side.
Wow, its been a while.
Sweeeeeet. Just so sweeeeet.
i have always liked Sim games, so this is welcome news.
SimCity and Tropico are my favorite City Builder games. And I've really been wanting a new SimCity
Please make it Mac compatible.
I hope they have some buildings from Dubai
Its about flippin time
Slick picture.. if it's fun, I might check it out!
But I'm sure there will be no console release so poor mugs with nothing but a netbook like me will miss out. Anyone that says PC gaming is dead must have a gaming PC because I'm strapped to consoles and frustrated about missing out on the likes of Spore, Amnesia, Team Fortress 2 (with updates), The Old Republic and now probably Sim City 5. Waaaaaaaaah!
looks legit! hope its true though.
Finally the Sims are going back to their roots
cool! I want it