Quick Shots: First images of Cities XL 2012 released

Wednesday, 13th July 2011 17:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Focus Home Interactive has released the first set of images for Cities XL 2012, its newest version of the PC city-building sim.

Cities XL 2012 will include over 1,000 in total over 60 3D maps which are “entirely constructible and sport incredible detail.” The latest in the series will also be open to modding and will feature a guide within the game to get players started.

The shots are posted below, courtesy of Blue’s News.

Cities XL 2012 will be available in October 2011 as a standalone game. It will be fully compatible with the 2011 version.



  1. Erthazus


    #1 3 years ago
  2. Bluebird

    This is the sort of game that makes me want to have a decent PC.
    (Or a console version, but I don’t think there are enough people who only own consoles who are interested in this kind of game.)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    there must be enough Ram for this first of all :D and i mean “enough” is from 2GB to 4/6 GB

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Bluebird

    Possibly, but for now I would be happy with a lesser version. :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. deathgaze

    Don’t get your hype on just yet, guys. CitiesXL is most certainly not SimCity 5 or anything close to it. Yes, the graphics are impressive, but no more so than previous editions of the game (y’know, 2010 and 2011). On top of that, the biggest problems in previous versions was the crap interface – something that they’ve hidden in these shots. I’m willing to bet that the gameplay is still the same as previous versions — boring. Unless they made some drastic changes, I won’t be buying it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    Because the two first ones were totally worth it!

    …. NOT!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Grimrita

    @5 very true. Good games let down by a clunky UI. If they can fix that, and add a bit more spice into the game, they will have a winner.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. galaxy366

    Looks the same as Cities XL 2011

    #8 3 years ago
  9. jacobvandy

    It’s a shame that EA has been putting so much into The Sims, completely ignoring Sim City and the others, and leaving room for sub-par imitators such as these. The fact that this is their third iteration in as many years shows you there’s demand for a city-builder, but EA is more interested in letting you go on virtual dates with your damned Facebook friends…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. HauntaVirus

    Multicore support please? I just bought Cities XL 2011 and it only uses 1 effin’ core. In other words, it runs like ish.

    #10 3 years ago

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