What is SimCity?
This is a new SimCity that delivers unprecedented depth of simulation, with the new GlassBox engine where everything you see is simulated even down to each individual Sim in your city. The model-like world and detail of the simulation make this the most responsive and personal SimCity ever. This is also the most expansive city management game yet where you can control a region that delivers true multi-city scale and play a single city or up to 16 cities at once each with different specializations. Multiplayer is also a first for the series, which adds a new dimension to your game as your decisions impact both your city and your region and creates new ways to play by collaborating or competing to earn achievements.
Depth of Simulation
See the consequences of your actions and dig in to see how the systems work. With new data visualization layers, you can look under the surface for deeper clues about how your city is functioning. Click the power layer for an instant snapshot of how electricity is distributed throughout your city. Access the water layer to find the best location to plop a water tower. Discover where your criminals cause crime by clicking on the crime layer, then plop a police station to protect your Sims! All of this is done through a unique graphic interface, which replaces charts and numbers with the experience of actually manipulating the city itself and seeing how it responds in real time.
True Multi-city Scale
The most expansive city management game yet where you can control a region that delivers true multi-city scale and endless ways to play. Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once and track population, wealth, education and happiness across your region.
Create truly unique cities with different specializations. Mayors seeking intelligent Sims can build a college town. Specialize in Big Business to increase the wealth of your city. Each specialization has major benefits, but consequences as well.
Playing with friends for the first time adds a new dimension to how you play SimCity. Your decisions impact both your city and your region.
SimCity save-files live on the cloud, so you can play your cities anywhere you play the game! New content such as extra missions and achievements, or new Ploppables will become available as your game automatically updates to ensure you are playing the latest version, while preserving your existing city. You can also compete directly in SimCity with friends and gamers around the world on global leaderboards, or check their live status on SimCity.com.