It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a pure SimCity game. The last title, SimCity Societies, came out in 2007 and the popular SimCity 4 came out all the way back in 2003. Societies was made by EA but the company Maxis hasn’t been involved since SimCity 4.
Fun fact: Did you know that the SimCity series is 23-years old? Yep. That’s a kid just out of college. The first SimCity game was released in 1989.
The new SimCity will be 3-D, a first in the series. Players will get the ability to construct curvy roads and roam through the city in a much more up close manner due to the 3-D. An online multiplayer mode will be available that will allow one player’s city to affect neighboring cities created by other gamers.
At the moment there isn’t specific release date but you should expect to see the game in 2013.