Raise (or lower) your hardhats, Mayors – today we are releasing our 7th SimCity
game update featuring traffic tuning, the raise/lower roads tool, and the free Houses of Worship set. Over the past few weeks we’ve been previewing all the things you’ll find in Update 7. Missed anything? No worries – you’ll find all the info you need below.
The traffic tuning in Update 7 is a small change that should have a big impact on your city. These improvements will make traffic behavior smarter, meaning it should reduce the number of lines formed by all available vehicles converging on a single spot, thus reducing congestion. Software Engineer Alex Harkness explains these changes in his blog post here
Raise/Lower Roads Tool
In addition to traffic tuning, we’re also introducing the raise/lower roads tool with Update 7. This tool will allow you to raise and lower roads, giving you more ways to build bridges and tunnels. Strategically utilizing bridges and tunnels will not only add a new creative touch to your city, it will also give you even more control over traffic flow. Find out more by reading Lead Gameplay Scripter Guillaume Pierre’s blog post
Houses of Worship
One last addition to Update 7 is the free Houses of Worship set that includes four brand new buildings that increase the happiness of your Sims. In addition to the righteous emotional boost, the House of Worship buildings are free to place and do not require any maintenance (though you are limited to four buildings in a city). The House of Worship buildings are also available to all wealth levels, so anyone can visit.
These are only a small sampling of the changes available in Update 7. 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!