Good news, Mayors – today we are releasing our 6th SimCity
game update featuring RCI improvements, over 80 building height/color variations, and a new free region map Granite Lake. We’ve released a lot of info about this update over the past few weeks. Missed any of it? Read below to recap all the details.
The biggest change you’ll see in Update 6 is the increased importance put on Industrial zoning, while also making the RCI demand bars more accurately reflect the needs of your city. Even though Industrial zoning has been given more importance, it’s still possible to have Residential/Commercial-focused cities. Balance Designer Chris Schmidt explains these details in his blog post
covering these changes.
RCI Height/Color Variations
If your cities looks start look a little different after Update 6, there’s a good reason – we’ve added 84 new building height/color variations. To see screens of the all the variations, check out the photo gallery we posted on our official Facebook fan page.
With Update 6, you’ll now have a brand new region to build in. Granite Lake is our second free map and features a beautiful lake surrounded by an expansive mountain range. If you’re curious how this map was built, give Level Designer Kyle Brown’s blog a read
. Also be sure to check out this interactive image
of Granite Lake that showcases every city in the region as well as their available resources.
This is only a small sampling of all the changes available in Update 6. For the full release notes, visit here
. And make sure to give us your feedback on our official forums
. Let us know what you think, Mayors!