EA Announcs SimCity

EA has just announced SimCity at this year’s Game Developers Conference event. The game, which is being developed byMaxis¬†Emeryville, is expect to be out next year for the PC.

SimCity is, of course, the popular building game that lets you shape cities, resorts, roads and other structures to your liking. The game will run on the brand-new GlassBox engine which, from the description is,¬†“the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once.”

In what’s a first for the series, it will also offer multiplayer. In it, you have to work together with friends to build an entire region from scratch. Regions can interact with one another and it’s up to the player if they want to be a good neighbor or a bad one. Global challenges are also being added to the mix and being good means you earn trophies.

So, if you’re tired from all the shooting in today’s games, why not play one that lets you build stuff rather than destroy it all the time, no?