|More SimCity 2013 details emerge, needed PC specs|
|Posted: 07.03.2012 13:26 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
EA Maxis has confirmed rumours that have been screaming for a while; a new SimCity is ready burst into our lives. Now more details are flowing from GDC in San Francisco about it.
It uses the GlassBox engine to power the game which is "revolutionary simulation" tech letting us toy with "individual Sims lives" whilst managing a whole city. Collector's Edition? Of course!
This is EA - of course there's a Limited Edition, and a Deluxe Edition. We get to inject some super hero and super villain madness, characters, items and even crime waves.
Yes, a lot sure is set to change for SimCity as a franchise next year. Already the new Maxis title is available for pre-order through EA's Origin service.
"Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences," blurbed .
"Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar - but at the expense of your Sims' health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims' lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment."
"Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!" The Deluxe Edition includes British, French and German city sets as a bonus.
The Limited Edition doesn’t get those but does offer mystery items, new characters, crimes waves and a super hero HQ and evil villain lair. The Deluxe Edition includes all these features. What are the demands of our PC rigs?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7
Windows XP: 2GB
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB
PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better*
nVidia 7800 or better*
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
8x or better
*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
So far only concept artworks and a pre-rendered video exist for SimCity - it's due in 2013.