Maxis: SimCity “built from the ground-up for multiplayer”

Wednesday, 9th May 2012 00:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

So the SimCity reboot requires an always-on Internet connection – so what? It’s a multiplayer game.

Producer Jason Haber told that the new SimCity isn’t the single-player affair of previous iterations.

“This was built from the ground-up to be multiplayer,” he said.

“I think by having it be a multiplayer game, it allows you to specialise your city in a region and really have your influences affect other people who are playing in the region with you.”

As well as the MMO or social side of things, SimCity’s always-on Internet requirement encourages you to invest heavily in terms of time and effort.

“We can save your game in the cloud so you can go and play it anywhere wherever you want. If your machine blows up, your game won’t be gone and you won’t have to start over,” the producer noted.

Haber added, “In this day and age everyone’s connected all the time, so we felt like it was the perfect time and it would be fine to do that.”

SimCity is expected in the first quarter of 2013.



  1. OwnedWhenStoned

    I was excited about this but it’s starting to sound worse and worse.

    I just want Simcity 4 with better graphics and the bugs removed.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    1: Yeah. I’m not after a multiplayer game. I tried that, with Cities XL. Being connected added nothing but an extra hassle.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. runbmp

    Yeah I have to agree, the more they talk about the less I want to play it.

    Like it was already that hard to transfer your saved files to a usb stick for back up…

    Well I guess there’s always Simcity 4 and mods.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Did Sim City 4 even feature multiplayer? I’ve only played these games singleplayer so don’t know much about this. Hopefully this “reboot” won’t fuck up the series.

    #4 3 years ago

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