The future has arrived, Mayors! This week we are releasing the SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
expansion pack. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been highlighting some of the new features that will allow you to build your very own city of the future. In SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
, you can take your favorite existing city and futurize it or start fresh and build anew. The choice is yours, Mayors. How will your lead your Sims into the future?
To get you up to speed, check out our past blogs for recaps that will have you building MegaTowers to the sky in no time.
MegaTowers are monolithic structures that let you build to the sky and achieve massive populations. MegaTowers have space for residences, businesses, industry, and can be specially constructed to reduce pollution, increase tourism, pump up your revenue, and much, much more. Check out the MegaTowers
blog for more information.
The future is green! The Academy is a new specialization that allows you to research new technology to turn your tired old city into a shining metropolis of the future. From within its metallic and shiny silver covered walls, The Academy scientists will enable you to futurize your city with plausible future technology like MagLevs, the Fusion Power Plant and the Garbage Atomizer. Specialize your city with The Academy
The Simoleon is King! Omega is the new miracle substance of the future and hoo boy, are your Sims going to want it. OmegaCo is another specialization new to SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
that will bring convenience and a whole lot of cash to your bottom line. All of this comes at a price though. Are you willing to feed OmegaCo tons of resource while sacrificing the health and happiness of your Sims in the name of huge profits? Find out about this sterling member of the corporate community at the OmegaCo
SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
isn’t just about futurizing your city with new specialization, it’s also about exciting new ways to get around. MagLev trains will zip your Sims around your city above ground. Fantastic Skybridges will link your MegaTowers, keeping your Sims above the ground and turning your MegaTowers into self-sustaining ecosystems. Finally, OmegaCo’s new drones will help do the shopping, firefighting, and law enforcement needed in your cities so your Sims don’t have to. Learn all about your new transportation options in the transportation
In Update 8
, we released four new regions available for everyone to build in, but specifically tailored for SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
to take advantage of. They range from desertscapes, where water will be your greatest challenge, to tropical environments, where life can be sweet for everyone. Then of course, there’s Desolation, a delightful little community filled with every resource you could imagine – if you can somehow work your way past the radiation that has spilled into one of the city sites. Check out the challenging new terrains available in the New Region
For Mayors looking for a serious challenge, why not go for a city where the bastion of order and harmony that is The Academy can live in peace with money-grubbing OmegaCo? Creating a Hybrid City isn’t impossible, it’s just fiendishly difficult. Learn about this challenge in the Hybrid Cities
What would city life be without an occasional disaster? SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
has got you covered with a misunderstood robot blasting buildings to bits while draining your power supply. Oh yes, destruction is imminent with its visit from outer space, but have faith knowing it just wants to get home. Learn the secrets of the Outworlder 6 disaster in the Outworlder 6
blog. Don’t like him cramping your style? You now have the ability to turn off disasters entirely!
We hope you enjoy SimCity Cities of Tomorrow
. There are benefits from it for everybody to enjoy such as new regions mentioned earlier. And even those who don’t own the expansion will see benefits when their cities are next to those who do, like the ability to access future technologies researched from your neighbors or seeing OmegaCo franchises popup in your city (for a profit, of course). The real fun though, comes from diving deep into the future with an expansion pack the whole team at Maxis is proud to bring you.
Enjoy the future!