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SimCity Beta This Month

The SimCity Website is accepting registrations to test the upcoming reboot of the urban planning series. Here's word on the beta, which will run from January 25-28:

The day that Mayors have been clamoring for is almost here - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that the SimCity™ beta will run from January 25 – January 28. Those who previously signed up are already in consideration for access to the beta, limited slots are still available for late applicants. Eager fans who want to get an advance look at SimCity have a limited time to sign up at www.simcity.com/beta before the application process ends at 2am, GMT on January 21. Developed by Maxis, SimCity will be available March 8 and is available for pre-order right now.

“It is always an exciting moment to share a game that is still in development with its biggest fans prior to launch,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “This beta will help the team improve the live service aspects of SimCity to ensure a smooth and user-friendly experience at launch. I want to thank everyone for signing up - we are excited to share one of our most beloved franchises with our fans.”

Running from 5pm GMT on January 25 until 8am GMT on January 28, the SimCity beta offers fans the chance to play a one hour slice of the game** and to deliver feedback that will help shape the final product. As a live service, SimCity will continue to provide updates that evolve the experience, delivering a dynamic platform that grows and expands over time.

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25. Re: SimCity Beta This Month Jan 20, 2013, 12:22 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 07:37:
Slick wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 02:08:
this game is looking amazing, go to pcgamer.com and read all of thearticles they've done on this game.

everyone bitching and moaning about the publisher are %100 ignoring all of the greatness that the developer is acomplishing.

can't say i'll miss ya! i've already pre ordered 2 copies of the deluxe edition, playing sims3 and simcity 4 now just to calm my nerves...

gonna be so great!

Good for ya, the rest of us who have actual taste don't give a fuck about your fanboi rantings though.

And good luck playing with a minimal community on a forced multiplayer game. I'm sure you'll keep saying you won't miss us over and over again.

If he was a shill he'd be subtler.

Slick, it's fine to look forward to a game (DRM aside, I am) but you are mistaking optimism for fact. I think the agents system could lead to a more complicated, deeper simulation and I'm happy to trade city size for that, for example. However, I'm not taking the possible depth as anything more than hope until I get my hands on it.
 
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