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SimCity reboot set for February 2013, SimCity Social announced for Facebook

By Jos
Jun 5, 2012
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  1. Earlier this year, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, EA first announced that a new SimCity game was in the works. Details regarding availability were kept under wraps...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 731   +230

    Looks like "Simcity Social" is just Simcity 2000 for FB. Too bad Simcity fans are primarily <I>anti-</I>social males. Pssst, Firaxis..Simcity is NOT "The Sims" and most god game fans are NOT into meaningless chatter with people they barely know. Heck, they barely even do multiplayer! And no, The Sims doesn't qualify as a "god game" - its more of an interactive dollhouse/reality show that only chicks and a tiny number of weird guys play.
     
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    Oh yes. I've been waiting for this for a while. Seeing as my birthday is in February I think I'll be giving myself a birthday present. As for the facebook game...I couldn't care less.
     
  4. Simcity reboot? So if something crashes into the city it the city will just reboot? :p
     
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,940   +379

    Wow guest, are you kidding me?
    anyway, this will be one of my pick up when im bored sandbox games. Lord knows its fun making the biggest civilization in existence and then completely destroying it.
     
  6. Justgivemeaname

    Justgivemeaname TS Rookie Posts: 37

    From the comments here I'm guessing SimCity is a good game. I had SimCity 2000, I believe, and I could not figure out for the life of me how to actually play the game. Granted I was like 9 at the time but I may have to give this a look and see if I can figure out how to play it now that I'm older and smrter.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,384   +479 Staff Member

    I was so disappointed when they axed the series (played it non-stop as a kid) so I am really please to see it make a return, I will buy this for sure.
     
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I hope that gameplay and stability take precedence over graphics (yeah right). I don't need to see sun flares on the windshields of passing cars.
     
  9. I will buy it as long as it does not have facebook or a sims tie-in
     
  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    Indeed the first 4 were good. I'm not gonna say this one is until I play it.

    I also would like to see gameplay take precedent over graphics but I really dislike how maxis has been making their games look like kids cartoons. Something along the lines of anno 1404 or anno 2070 would be nice.
     
  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    I lol'd! Nice.

    I'm glad to see that they're bringing it back.
     
     
  12. k9182000

    k9182000 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I use to love playing this game and can't wait for the rebooted version, but no way in hell am I going to pay EA $99.99 for it. When I saw that price I just laughed in they face.
     
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Haha, they're actually showcasing the game engine as a "feature" of the game.

    "Order now and we'll allow you to interact with your environment with a keyboard. Or you can purchase the Mouse DLC for $2.99 and use a mouse to control your game!"
     
  14. McNasty

    McNasty TS Rookie Posts: 33

    SimCity is dead Anno 2070 killed it. Dont even bother with this....
     
  15. atlblackops

    atlblackops TS Rookie

    The entire SimCity line has been plagued with instability, lack of multi-core support, and lack of scalability when building large cities. I kept hoping they would fix these issues, but they never did.

    Seeing that this "new" version won't even support DirectX10/11, It looks like more of the same from a title with a ton of promises, but disappointing results. Anno2070 is the best alternative for now.
     
  16. What a load of old toffee
     
  17. McNasty

    McNasty TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Why even bother? I'll simply play Anno 2070. Maxis is an old school game company and before DLC and subscription gaming, they were ripping their customers off with buggy non scalable titles. And as an old school gamer, we punished them by not purchasing it. Now they come back and try to win PC gamers back? Its not going to work we are not console gamers. We punish for crapware and don't forgive. Just watch how badly the next iD game sales on PC are after that money grab call Rage. Maxis won't sale 50,00 copies of this crapware phase two.
     


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