Simcity franchise heads to Android with SimCity BuildIt


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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.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. No thank you EA.

  2. @EA – Up-front purchase price with no IAP, or we have nothing to say to each other.

    1. Agreed.

  3. If EA handles the IAPs the same way they do with the new Madden NFL Mobile, count me in!!

  4. Oh boy! I can’t wait to have to pay £1.99 to be able to dispatch emergency services!

  5. Got excited until I remembered it was an EA franchise. Die in hell Electronic Arts!

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