Sep 10th, 2014

simcity buildit

SimCity fans now now take their city building aspirations on the go as EA has announced a mobile rendition of their age-old franchise. SimCity BuildIt is its name, and it’s been adapted for those who want to get their elbows dirty on a mobile phone or tablet. EA didn’t go into grave detail about the gameplay we can expect or what they’ll be doing different compared to, say, the PC reboot, but here’s a little snippet to give you an idea of what they’re emphasizing:

The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath.

Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city in the palm of your hand. With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, it’s the most advanced mobile building simulation game.

We’re sure whatever they do will come with the pitfalls of freemium gaming, including annoying microtransactions, the need to manage your “stamina” or “energy,” and other silly hooks designed to get you to spend money. But if SimCity is a passion of yours and you wouldn’t mind living with these possible gameplay elements then get excited. We’re looking for a launch window and more details from EA so sit tight. We’ll be updating this post should we be blessed with more information.