SimCity 4.0 update offers 'launch park,' new region

SimCity's 4.0 update is due today, offering a new launch park for early adopters, a new region, various fixes, and some reintroduced features.

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Oh, video games. They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday SimCity was taking its first awkward steps at age 2.0. Before you know it, it reaches 4 and starts going out to the park and getting new features.

A post on the official forums outlines the patch, set to go live today. It includes a new "launch park" for early adopters, a new "Edgewater Bay" region that allows seven cities around a bay, current server info in the Options menu, and more detailed information when you roll over a building. It also reenables global market pricing, leaderboards, and region filters. Those changes come alongside fixes to fires, mission updates, education, the Solar Farm Great Work, and more.

Next week, the game will introduce the Amusement Park DLC, offering extra cash for bringing tourists into your city. No word has been given on a price.

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    May 23, 2013 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, SimCity 4.0 update offers 'launch park,' new region.

    SimCity's 4.0 update is due today, offering a new launch park for early adopters, a new region, various fixes, and some reintroduced features.

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      May 23, 2013 9:33 AM

      Maybe when they reach SimCity 2000.0 it will be as good as past ones. This patch numbering is silly.

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        May 23, 2013 11:09 AM

        Too bad EA will pull the plug and abandon it waaaay before then.

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      May 23, 2013 11:12 AM

      This can't really be selling much anymore. I am so incredibly curious to find out what happens a couple years down the line when they're gonna want to shut down servers. Are they going to create an offline mode patch and invalidate everything they said during development about how it was IMPOSSIBLE? (most likely) Or would they actually just pull the plug and effectively completely shut down the game? I don't think they have the balls to do that. If they do, there'd be a whole fuckload of public backlash.

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        May 23, 2013 12:29 PM

        Simcity 2 will come out before then.

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      May 23, 2013 11:18 AM

      so the FULL game... works... now? right? bueller? /crickets

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      May 23, 2013 1:57 PM

      4.0 is the new 1.0

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      May 23, 2013 3:14 PM

      Most MMOs fail because they try to be like WoW. This one is failing because it tried to be like Sim City.

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