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Old February 29 2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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SimCity 5 on its way in 2013!

German gaming magazine GameStar (via Spanish games site Jimdo) spoke with Maxis developer Lucy Bradshaw, who confirmed SimCity 5 is in development at Maxis. She also noted that work on the Spore and The Sims franchises kept the developer from revealing SimCity 5 sooner.

The magazine suggests that the new entry will run on an all-new game engine called Glassbox, and will feature multiplayer support, updatable buildings, and non-linear road patterns.
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It's been way too long since we last had a proper entry in this franchise. I think I've worn SC4 down to the bone, so here's hoping SC5 is a worthy installment!
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Old March 1 2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Sweet! Looking forward to this!

Thanks for the tip!
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Old March 1 2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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I hope Maxis can redeem themselves after Spore.
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Old March 1 2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Hopefully it abandons the path 'Societies' took, an unplayable wreck.
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Old March 1 2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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I hope Maxis can redeem themselves after Spore.
Personally I blame EA for what happened to Spore. It started out as a pretty interesting concept until the evil ones decided it needed to be more kid friendly.
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Old March 1 2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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I gave CitiesXL a shot recently and it's a reasonable substitute to SimCity, but the way that game handles plots is a right pain. A proper SimCity game would be most welcome.
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Old March 1 2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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Yeah, it could be fun. They need to approach it as a real SimCity game, though, not as something similar to SimSocieties.
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Old March 1 2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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I gave CitiesXL a shot recently and it's a reasonable substitute to SimCity, but the way that game handles plots is a right pain. A proper SimCity game would be most welcome.
I've played XL too, and it just isn't as compelling as SimCity for some reason. I just plop stuff down, and then it looks pretty. It never really feels like I'm building anything.
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Old March 2 2012, 01:07 AM   #9
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Tho personally I preferred Sierra's old Pharaoh and Caesar games. All the fun of city building, with the extra bonus of having to gather resources and fight off barbarians.
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Old March 3 2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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There goes my private life for weeks.. in this case i'm lucky i don't have a gf currently because i'd become single shortly after.

Sim City is one of the games i grew up with and i'm very happy to hear we're getting a state of the art Sim City to play.. definitely looking forward to it and if the reviews are not devastatingly bad i'll pre-order as soon as possible.
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I want to have high hopes for this, but between EA having their nose in it and the Sim City Societies debacle, I fear I'd be setting myself up for severe disappointment. I hope I'm surprised.
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Old March 6 2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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Steam drove me away from contemporary PC games, but SimCity 5 may bring me back. I'm still playing SimCity 3000.
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Old March 7 2012, 02:38 AM   #13
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Steam drove me away from contemporary PC games,
I think you may be the only person in existence I've heard utter those words. Most people consider Steam to be the saviour of PC gaming.
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Steam drove me away from contemporary PC games,
I think you may be the only person in existence I've heard utter those words. Most people consider Steam to be the saviour of PC gaming.
Nah, there's a few anti-Steam people over at CivFanatics. I don't like having to install third-party software, I don't like having to interact with the internet to activate or play a game, and I despise the new service model developers are so fond of.
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Old March 8 2012, 12:54 AM   #15
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Steam drove me away from contemporary PC games,
I think you may be the only person in existence I've heard utter those words. Most people consider Steam to be the saviour of PC gaming.
Nah, there's a few anti-Steam people over at CivFanatics. I don't like having to install third-party software, I don't like having to interact with the internet to activate or play a game, and I despise the new service model developers are so fond of.
Agreed, especially the internet part, I use cracks for games I get from Steam just to avoid them.

SimCity 5 (or just SimCity) trailer
http://mashable.com/2012/03/07/simcity-5-2013-launch/
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