PC / Strategy / Release: Mar 5, 2013 / ESRB: E10+

SimCity to get city size expansions

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 11:45am PST

SimCity will eventually get larger city sizes, as PC power increases so more mainstream users can access it, according to creative director Ocean Quigley.


How Will Wright plays the new SimCity

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 27, 2013 6:45am PST

You may have thoughts about the new SimCity--the city size; a lack of terraforming; its always-online DRM requirement--but your opinions don't matter. No, Will Wright, that's who we want to hear from. Metaphorically sitting in a big red leather armchair to tell a story like ...


SimCity second beta starts February 16

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 10:00am PST

SimCity is getting another beta test, this time specifically meant to stress test the servers. It will last one day, from the morning of February 16-17.


SimCity trailer shows off digital deluxe version

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 2:45pm PST

EA and Maxis have released a new trailer for SimCity, showing off the extra features you get in the $80 "Digital Deluxe" edition.


Three tips for building a successful SimCity

By Kat Bailey, Jan 25, 2013 6:30am PST

It's been a decade now since the last real SimCity. Think about it: George W. Bush was still president. Pluto was still a planet. Unless you really...


SimCity preview: preparing for the future

By Kat Bailey, Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST

Having spent a day with SimCity, it's easy to leave some of the cynicism about the project at the door. The general impression is that the online-only integration stems in part from Maxis' desire to have as many tools at their disposal as possible. Inevitably, it will rub so...


SimCity beta coming next weekend

By Steve Watts, Jan 18, 2013 8:15am PST

A beta for SimCity is coming next weekend, and Maxis is accepting sign-ups for it now. It will feature a "one hour slice" of the game.


SimCity introduces itself in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 09, 2013 10:45am PST

If city building games can be spoiled, then you have been warned. Past the break lies the first few minutes of the new SimCity.


Why you'll 'never lose' in SimCity

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2012 8:15am PST

SimCity lead designer Stone Librande explains why you can be down in SimCity, but never truly out.


SimCity trailer demonstrates inter-city play

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2012 6:50am PST

EA's banged on about how urban planners will be able to connect cities in SimCity, and now demonstrates that nicely in a new six-minute video. Each city can hook up with neighbouring cities, run by you or your chums, to import and export resources like electricity and polici...


SimCity dev diary gives literal, figurative overview

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 3:30pm PST

SimCity lead creative director Ocean Quigley walks through the new features coming to the next SimCity game.


SimCity delayed, now erecting on March 5

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 24, 2012 7:30am PDT

If you were thrilled by the recent lenghty demonstration of SimCity or the peek at its disasters, head on down to the shops now, buy a 2013 calendar, and draw a big heart around March 5. That's when Maxis's city-building sim will launch, see. It was previously slated to arri...


SimCity trailer is a total disaster

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm PDT

SimCity's new "Disasters" trailer shows just how wrong everything can go if you're not adequately prepared.


Of course SimCity will have disasters

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2012 10:30am PDT

Like previous entries, the upcoming SimCity will feature disasters to unleash upon your virtual town. Meteor strikes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and UFOs have all been confirmed.


SimCity shows off lengthy strategy session

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 7:30am PDT

A lengthy new "strategy" trailer walks players through the basics of building a bustling SimCity.