Rumor – Pre-visualization trailer puts SimCity 5 down for 2013 release

Saturday, 3rd March 2012 21:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

And one more rumor slash purported leak for you today: a pre-visualization trailer stating SimCity 5 will release in 2013.

Earlier this week, alleged concept art for the game were leaked by a German magazine and posted by the Sims Times.

The game, if indeed in development (looking that way isn’t’ it?) is purportedly 30% finished and makes use of a new graphics engine which will allow players to zoom in on buildings or play it in traditional Sim’s style.

A GDC talk called Inside the GlassBox, which will feature one of EA’s development teams giving “a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the GlassBox Simulation Engine, the next-generation technology that is built from the ground up to power the next entry in one of their most beloved franchises”.

The talk is separate from EA’s GameChangers event, which will be streamed from 6pm (2am GMT) PST to 8pm PST (4am GMT) on March 6.

The event will feature a big announcement from EA Maxis.

Watch the video below quickly in case it gets pulled.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Colin Gallacher

    I just finished watching that. Younger me is very pleased.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. diego-rbb-93

    Sim City 4 spirit or no treat. But for the moment, I have positive sensation about it. I know this question could be a bit moron… But could we see it in consoles?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    A sinking ship with a million holes leaks less water than the upcoming GDC. Jesus tap dancing christ, WTF is going on here? Why is everything being leaked left and right?

    How on earth do you leak a Fable, a Forza, a God of War and a Forza in less than a week!?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. deathgaze

    Who cares? Whooooooo! It’s a new SimCity game!

    Dear god I hope it’s more like 4 than Societies. :/

    #4 3 years ago
  5. NightCrawler1970

    System specs:
    OS: Windows 7 recomended, Vista, minimum(good luck)…lol
    6 core recommended, 4 core min.
    mem: 20GB recommended, 10GB min.
    GPX: 2GB Nvidia SLI: 1,5GB min.
    Harddrive 50GB recommended: 25GB min…

    I remember when i have Simcity 4, it was a huge mem-leaker, simcity 4 require already over the 6GB, EA lied about “oh it only runs great with 512MB”,”no biggie”….

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    simcitys shit

    #6 3 years ago
  7. monty12345

    simcity is awesome, still play simcity 4 the odd time, did anyone ever try cities xl? looked abit sterile to me, but yeah, never tried it..

    But if they can get something as good as simcity 2000 then we are onto a winner, just don’t start with free-to-play bollocks like this new ms flight shite please.

    #7 3 years ago

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