There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile

There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile

Looking very much like the mobile counterpart to last year's troubled city building simulator, SimCity Build It has been announced by EA as "an all-new SimCity game like you've never seen before". There are so many ways this could go wrong.

Three screenshots and very little concrete info is what we get with the announcement of SimCity Build It. The basic description of the game makes it sound like a full-on mobile version of SimCity 2013.

The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens' needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens' wrath.

That sounds lovely and all, but this is mobile EA, the company that brought us horrible Ultima and horrible Dungeon Keeper, so I fully expect this to be a free-to-play, always online affair rife with microtransactions and timers.

There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile

There's always the chance EA could surprise us. For all we know SimCity Build It might be a $US10 or $US15 premium game that gives players access to everything they could ever want to build their dream city, fully playable offline. I just don't see that happening.

We'll have more on SimCity Build It when there is more to share about SimCity Build It.

There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile


    If this is a proper game, without micro transactions, I will be alllll over that. I'll build the most beautiful city, and then ruin it just as beautifully.

    Please, EA. I didn't get Sims 4 on a Mac; give me this.

    Knowing that this is EA no doubt there are going to be micro transactions, and it's probably going to be a very lite version of Sim City. I bet they will make it so buildings take time to be build and you need to buy some form of fun coins with real money to speed up the process.

    "an all-new SimCity game like you’ve never seen before". When EA says something like this I don't get excited, I shudder.

    I remember playing Simcity on my iPhone several years ago. Tbh, it was actually pretty great and wasn’t hammered by microtransactions either. Hopefully this is just an upgrade of that.
    EDIT: Just googled it. It was called Simcity Deluxe and was pretty well received.

    Last edited 11/09/14 9:34 am

    So... Where do I pay $1.99 every 30 minutes to keep playing?

    Ah this explains a whole lot. The reason I have such small cities on my PC? So EA can port the game easily to mobile 18 months later.
    I'm also starting to understand why The Sims 4 is so basic compared to its predecessors...

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