Simcity Expansion: a Dystopia of Hyper-Commercialism

New expansion pack coming in November

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EA and Maxis have got around to expanding SimCity. Not bad since all the palaver earlier in the year when the launch went bad much to the disgust of series creator Will Wright.

The new expansion, due out on November 12th is called SimCity Cities of Tomorrow. Hilariously for EA, the expansion is described as giving, "players the ability to transform their cities as they take them on a journey 50 years into the future. Using new technologies and experimental urban planning techniques, mayors will shape the destinies of their cities, thriving in a utopia of clean technologies, or a dystopia of hyper-commercialism."

Says EA about the expansion, "For the first time in the history of the franchise, cities can be built vertically with enormous multi-zone MegaTowers that extend high into the sky and dwarf the rest of the city. Education and research will help players discover new technologies that make their cities less polluted, less reliant on natural resources, managed day-to-day by service drones and fueled by green energy. As the population increases, Sims will live, work, and play closer together. When players have finished deciding whether they want their Sims to live together in harmony, or as members of an exploited workforce, they can rain chaos upon them by unleashing an all-new disaster exclusive to this expansion pack."

As usual with this sort of thing, no price is available yet.

More info right here.


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