EA/Maxis has announced the first major DLC pack for Sim City. The expansion will be called ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ as it is set 50 years in the future. You, the city builder, will have access to various new technologies that could exist in a half century into the future to build the futuristic city of your dreams, or nightmares.
What future will you build?
The new tech at your disposal in ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ will offer up new exciting opportunities. EA ponders what Sim City gamers will choose to create with the expansion pack; “Will it become a consumer-driven city filled with bright lights, robotics and a low-wealth workforce? Or will it become an urban utopia that develops clean technology and is controlled by the rich?”
More specific new options available to Sim City builders include tech based on real-world technology such as “Mag Levs that rise above the city streets, futurized vehicles, and service drones”. Also towering multi-zone MegaTowers can make more use of city real estate space than anything before.
Another theme in the expansion pack is that of Corporate Consumerism vs. Green Utopian ideals. These are two new city ‘specialisations’ based on almost directly opposing philosophies. We are told that the future also holds a new type of terrible disaster, which may wreak havoc upon your carefully nurtured city infrastructure, a phenomena known as “a giant robot attack”. Sounds like fun.
EA informs us that the ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ expansion pack will be launched on 12th Nov in US and 15th Nov in Europe. Pricing is yet to be revealed.