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After attempting to give you power over the forces of biology, evolution, and arms-in-places-where-arms-shouldn't-be with Spore, Maxis is purportedly returning to its urban roots. According to scans from German magazine GameStar (via NeoGAF), Sim City 5 is building a hilariously complicated series of roads to 2013. Apparently, a brand new graphics engine, resource/economy-sharing multiplayer, upgradeable buildings, and roads that curve (!) are among the new biggest new features coming along for the ride. Maxis, meanwhile, hasn't made a peep so far, but it does have a major event scheduled for GDC next week, and it doesn't take a rocket surgeon (or even, say, a vaguely competent city planner) to put two and Sim City 5 together. For now, though, click through the link for a bit more info and some nice concept art.

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All I can say is WOOHOO!
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Will buy one day one as long as it is as complex as the previous ones and not dumbed down.
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Please for the PC and really nice graphics. I loved SimCity 4 for the PC, but the 2.5d engine does not like my gtx 460.
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Oh man, endless hours of City building awaits.
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ah.......more forcing my people to work in dirty factories, pay high taxes, and when they complain, fry them with microwaves, monsters, ufo's, toxic waste, etc....


Cannot wait.
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Please for the PC and really nice graphics. I loved SimCity 4 for the PC, but the 2.5d engine does not like my gtx 460.

It hated mine as well (using Windows 7). There was no reason a game from 2004 should of ran at 1.5fps on a Q6600 and GTX 460. I would of played it a bunch more, but the awful performance just killed the experience.
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i love sim city 4 , tough and complex add to the experience playing this game also it can piss you off lol
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It hated mine as well (using Windows 7). There was no reason a game from 2004 should of ran at 1.5fps on a Q6600 and GTX 460. I would of played it a bunch more, but the awful performance just killed the experience.

1.5fps? The game ran pretty smooth back then on my 4.0GHz E8500 Wolfdale with a Sapphire 4890.

Simcity has always been more taxing on the CPU. I hope Maxis will optimize this game for quad-cores, x64 and suck up as much memory as needed so my extra large city will run butter smooth.
 
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1.5fps? The game ran pretty smooth back then on my 4.0GHz E8500 Wolfdale with a Sapphire 4890.
Simcity has always been more taxing on the CPU. I hope Maxis will optimize this game for quad-cores, x64 and suck up as much memory as needed so my extra large city will run butter smooth.
I remember asking before, I was told it was something to do with modern gpu's not being good at rendering 2.5d. Simctiy 4 didn't even use 100% of a core on my i7 920 4ghz.
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Will buy one day one as long as it is as complex as the previous ones and not dumbed down.

"The level of complexity in the next installment of the Sim City franchise appears to be daunting. Market forces have entered the fray in the game's multiplayer, which means the prices of commodities in other Sim Cities, for example, may have a large impact on your city's bottom line. There are some translation issues with this bit, but the single-player game may also be affected by these macro-economic factors."
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