Cities XL 2012 sim announced for October

New environments, buildings and official mod tools are arriving with the next instalment of the city-building sim series in October.

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The next instalment of the city-building simulation series Cities XL is headed to PC this October, announced today by developer and publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Cities XL 2012, as it's imaginatively named, will boast new environments and 60 maps including a desert oasis, the Cayman Islands, and Utah's Lake Powell. "A much bigger variety" of building types is also promised, bringing the total number of unique structures over 1,000 to make your cities look extra-nifty.

Modding support will finally be made official in Cities XL 2012, after being unofficially enabled in previous games through tools hacked together by fans. "A special guide within the game to get players started" will be included; making mods for 2012 will hopefully require far less arcane knowledge.

Cities XL 2012 will be sold both as a standalone game, and as an upgrade to Cities XL 2011 "at a discount price." Considering the poor post-launch patch support 2011 has received, this move should help calm the natives.

Focus Home picked up the franchise after creator Monte Cristo shut down due to poor sales of Cities XL.

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    July 13, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Cities XL 2011 sim announced for October.

    New environments, buildings and official mod tools are arriving with the next instalment of the city-building sim series in October.

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      July 13, 2011 6:06 AM

      This looks like a great game but what i would like is a game that lets build your city and then explore them in first or third person and maybe even let you play in it like a gta game, that would be awesome.

    • spl legacy 10 years
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      July 13, 2011 9:13 AM

      Heaven forbid they actually fix the already broken game before asking for more money...

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        July 13, 2011 5:16 PM

        Lol, they did that to Cities XL too, no kidding!

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      July 14, 2011 4:35 AM

      Anyone know if this version will have natural disasters? My favourite thing to do in SimCity was to build a huge city and watch a tornado rip through it.

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