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Maxis Shows Off SimCity's GlassBox Engine

An early look at the technology supporting the new SimCity.

March 20, 2012
To give series fans an idea of what to expect from the next SimCity, Maxis and EA released a video showcasing the benefits of SimCity's Glassbox engine. Dan Moskowitz, gameplay lead at Maxis, provides commentary over early gameplay footage, showing how the visual effects you'll see in game will be closely linked with the underlying simulation systems.



SimCity is expected to be ready for some time in 2013, and is currently planned as a PC-only release. It will be Maxis' first SimCity game since SimCity 4 in 2003. Tilted Mill Entertainment released SimCity Societies in 2007, though it was not received nearly as well as the core series from Maxis.


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