SimCity Returns in 2013!

The ancient city-building simulator is making a comeback in a big way.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


The ever popular city-building simulator, SimCity, is making a comeback in 2013. Revealed during the "Game Changers" panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday, SimCity will be a relaunch of the 23-year-old brand specifically built for the PC. 

“We’d like to thank the millions of fans who have helped make SimCity synonymous with the city-building genre. This is a franchise that means the world to us at Maxis and we’re happy to be bringing it back home where we are reimagining it for an entirely new generation of players,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President of EA’s Maxis Label.

Developed by Maxis and powered by the company's proprietary GlassBox Engine, this franchise reboot will feature a robust multiplayer mode, as well as force players to deal with real global issues such as steep climate changes, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. 

You can get your first look at the new SimCity with the below trailer:

SimCity is headed to the PC platform in 2013. Now we're just going to hold our breath for a SimAnt relaunch…