#1 Edited by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

Holy shit, this is actually a thing!

Simcity 5 is actually a real thing, i'm crazy excited now. Source

#2 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1759 posts) -

This isn't some Facebook thing? That's the last I heard of it.

#3 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

This isn't some Facebook thing? That's the last I heard of it.

I mean it doesn't look like a Facebook game to me, they also don't normally give facebook games full spreads in german magazines.

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

So far only rumors on Simcity 5. Seeing as how there's no official confirmation, I'll regard this thread as rumor, at best. Call back when we actually know for sure.

#5 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

So far only rumors on Simcity 5. Seeing as how there's no official confirmation, I'll regard this thread as rumor, at best. Call back when we actually know for sure.

The game will likely be announced at GDC

#6 Posted by Village_Guy (2537 posts) -

You're sure those are screenshots? They look kinda like concept art or something similar to me, also I didn't even know that SimCity 5 existed?

Also why have they blurred out the article text in that picture? Something about this seems fishy to me, I think that might be a different game and he just posted those to get hits on the site.

#7 Posted by fatalflame (99 posts) -

So hope it's not a Facebook game and a real deep sequel... A proper new Sim City would be awesome..

#8 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

@Village_Guy: For what it's worth they come from a reliable fansite based in germany. And i think they're a blend of concept art and screenshots. (Picture #2 is clearly a concept, while #3 looks more like a screenshot to me). They're in the process of translating the article into English.

#9 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -

This is brilliant news. But I'm also very worried for where they might take the franchise..

#10 Posted by Superfriend (1540 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

You're sure those are screenshots? They look kinda like concept art or something similar to me, also I didn't even know that SimCity 5 existed?

Also why have they blurred out the article text in that picture? Something about this seems fishy to me, I think that might be a different game and he just posted those to get hits on the site.

The text is in German. They probably didn´t want to scare people. Seems possible that this is finally a real thing. There have been rumors all over the (German) internet for the past couple of days.

#11 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Dont tease me like that.

#12 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I would love to see if this is actually confirmed...how long has it been since a SimCity game? A billion years or so?

#13 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1759 posts) -

@skyline7284 said:

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

This isn't some Facebook thing? That's the last I heard of it.

I mean it doesn't look like a Facebook game to me, they also don't normally give facebook games full spreads in german magazines.

Wait. It's in German?

*checks pictures*

The blurbs with the photos don't say much, and the actual article is blurred out. Too bad. I might have been able to pick up something from it. Ah, well. Back to procrastinating at my job.

#14 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

@mandude: Technically, they put one out on iOS.

#15 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

Another screenshot/concept art from the piece.

According to the article the game will be called "Simcity" and will be released in 2013. It's only about 30% done according o the article. Source

#16 Edited by tadros (181 posts) -

Wow. If the screenshots are real, this game actually looks pretty good! Who knows if they will drastically overhaul the mechanics though...

#17 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

Unless I spot screencaps of giant mecha robots tearing down skyscrapers with it's eye laser I'm going to remain sceptical. Still, another SimCity would be nice after the rather disappointing SC4.

#18 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

Hopefully it's a return to more the style of 2 and 3.

Sim City 4 introduced too many pointless features that were unnecessary and not any fun. I guess some people would claim it had more depth, but it really just wasn't as enjoyable as the older ones.

#19 Edited by JoeyRavn (4961 posts) -

@skyline7284 said:

Another screenshot/concept art from the piece.

According to the article the game will be called "Simcity" and will be released in 2013. It's only about 30% done according o the article. Source

Missed opportunity. It should have been called "The SimCity".

#20 Posted by MachoFantastico (4590 posts) -

I'd love me a new Sim City, about time. But part of me suspects it'll be some facebook game again.

#21 Posted by MikkaQ (10278 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@skyline7284 said:

Another screenshot/concept art from the piece.

According to the article the game will be called "Simcity" and will be released in 2013. It's only about 30% done according o the article. Source

Missed opportunity. It should have been called "The SimCity".

More like The- oh, you already made that joke...

#22 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Please oh dear god please be Simcity 5.

#23 Posted by tunaburn (1890 posts) -

how about a sim city with multiplayer. where you can build your city, and program in crimes, then make a super hero, and you can take your super hero into other peoples cities online, and solve crimes. i think that would be awesome.

#24 Posted by Zelnox (387 posts) -

I hope traffic is handled well with good tips. That is the bane of anything I have built in SimCity 4. I’ll scrap my city and start over and over. Hehe.

#25 Posted by Jimbo (9797 posts) -

Really hope you're right.

#26 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

I have a 0% interest in this game. Almost like a home mortgage I'll default on and cause the catastrophic failure of the world economy.

#27 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

I would pay $50 for a new SimCity game!

#28 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar said:

I would pay $50 for a new SimCity game!

But would you pay $60 for a new Simcity game?