I know it’s fashionable to talk about how Will Wright is no longer with EA Maxis and social elements turn everything they touch into a slimy mix of blood, ash and hatred, but SimCity looks totally boss so let’s save it for the comments section and instead just get really excited about the upcoming beta.
Head on over to the game’s website to register your interest in participating. You’ll need to have logged in with your Origin ID – I know, I know – and after that there is a heck of an NDA to scroll past and complain about – see, this is already fun. After that, you’ll have to fill in a short survey – it wants to know if you played competitor CitiesXL and even Farmville, of all things – and how long you can devote to testing.
The beta itself will run from January 25 – January 28, with sign-ups closing at 2:00AM GMT on January 21. If you’ve already registered, you’re automatically in the running, and the content on offer will demonstrate a “one hour slice of the game”, apparently.