Mark your calendars for March 8th, 2013, because that is when we will be able to get our hands on (or download) the new SimCity! Maxis released the launch date along with more information on the region play after receiving tons of questions about it with regards of the most recent YouTube gameplay video that we reported on in yesterday’s SimCity article. It has been confirmed that 16 cities will be available to play per region. Maxis also posted a screenshot of the region view which will give you more information on the region you want to join, such as who’s playing, available cities to play, resources available to the region and more.
SimCity Region View (click picture for full size).
The screenshot also reveals social functionality so you can chat with those playing to talk regional strategy. It also appears that there are challenges for the region as well, but Maxis hasn’t commented on what this will entail. Hopefully, more will be revealed in the coming months leading up to the release.
EA and Maxis are taking pre-orders for SimCity, which will be available on PC & Mac on March 8th, 2013. Head over to the Origin Store if you want to take advantage of some pre-order bonuses and special editions.