Electronic Arts bringing back SimCity
San Francisco - Electronic Arts is breaking ground on a new SimCity.
The video game publisher and SimCity developer Maxis unveiled plans to resurrect the 23-year-old metropolis-building franchise during a presentation on Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference.
The new 3-D entry in the SimCity series is set for release next year for PC and will add the ability to construct curvy roads as well as introduce an online multiplayer mode that will allow one gamer's digital city to affect neighbouring towns created by other players.
The original SimCity was released in 1989. It spawned dozens of sequels and other installments, including SimCity 2000, SimTower, SimEarth, SimCity Societies and The Sims franchise.
SimCity 4 was the last game in the series developed by Maxis in 2003.