Maxis SVP Lucy Bradshaw confirmed the new 3D instalment will release on PC in 2013.
Called just ‘SimCity’, the game is driven by Maxis’ new engine, GlassBox, which it says “powers each simulation with real integrity in order to capture the world we live in today”.
The game is described as “a true rebirth of the franchise that brings the depth of simulation that has been the series hallmark for more than two decades and marries it with next generation accessibility and a robust multiplayer mode, giving players the power to change a world together.”
EA’s blurb continues: “For the first time in SimCity franchise history, players’ decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond their city limits.
“Together, players will address real global challenges such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. It’s up to the players to decide whether to compete or collaborate to shape the world of tomorrow — for better or for worse.”