Maxis will “eventually” expand city sizes in SimCity

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By on March 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

After a couple of betas and various preview events, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in comments about SimCity; city limits seem smaller than series fans expect. Creative director Ocean Quigley told IncGamers that the miniature metropolises are a “performance issue” – a side effect of a commitment to accessibility on low-power gaming rigs.

“We need to keep in mind that Sim City is a mainstream game, it’s not a game that is only going to run on high-end gaming PCs, it has to run in your Dad’s PC as well,” he said.

There is hope for a change, though.

“At some point in the future, especially with mainstream computers become more capable, we could certainly make the city sizes larger,” he said. “We’ll eventually get around to expanding the city size but I can’t make any promises as to when.”

Source: IncGamers

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They should just release the bigger maps as a map pack and stipulate the higher recommended system specs.

 

Or even a create city option with an attached “Warning!…”.

 

I guess I’ll eventually get around to buying it then. I just can’t make any promises as to when.

 

When the devs are making comments like this, it shouldn’t bode well for ones confidence in their ability to release a good product.

 
SilentWolf.AUS

inb4 “Giant Cities Pack”, in a months time for $15.99 on Origin

 

silentwolfaus,
SimCity Premium!

Depressingly enough, I and many others would still buy it. Love these games and I’m pumped for the latest edition despite the issues people seem to have with it (before it has even been released). I certainly won’t be buying it before I see a few reviews though, just in case it is terrible. I have moderately high hopes though.

 
spitfires_son

I’m looking forward to the game to some amount but to hear about all these horrible design choices of no kicking people out of cities. Limits on how many cities you can make and being unable to start from scratch again because of the “$50K start up fund exploit”. It makes it less likely I’ll get it on day one.

I’ll wait for week 1 or 2 when the servers are fixed after the inevitable day 1 crash and some patches are pushed through.

 

That’s like restricting the graphics settings to low because some computers can’t handle high.

 

spitfiresson:
I’m looking forward to the game to some amount but to hear about all these horrible design choices of no kicking people out of cities. Limits on how many cities you can make and being unable to start from scratch again because of the “$50K start up fund exploit”. It makes it less likely I’ll get it on day one.

I’ll wait for week 1 or 2 when the servers are fixed after the inevitable day 1 crash and some patches are pushed through.

This is pretty much my exact plan. I’ll also be buying a key, because screw paying $80 for a game these days.

 
TheOriginalDaniel

wolfstar90,

where from? almost all keyseller sites I’ve visited look extremely dodgy

 

Makes me wonder how much stuff they left out to sell as DLC to people with more capable computers.

This Sim City architecture is much more like the Sims. In the previous Sim Cities it was difficult to add any additional content. We built this Sim City to be “composable”, which is the best way to describe it. It puts us in a position to make more stuff for the game and to build more content.

 
spitfires_son

wolfstar90,

CD Key all the way. Might not be a huge saving as all i’ve seen around are 45-50$ keys.

theoriginaldaniel,

CJSKeys – http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/ Are pretty good, bought with them a few times. Getting it on release day might be a bit tough and take a while but if you’re not buying on the day and after the rush then they’re fairly quick, especially with their autokey system (if the keys are in stock :P)

 

There are a few sites with keys for $39.99usd (example cdkeyshere). CJS always have higher prices.

I’m sure the microtransactions will come into play for the larger maps, $4.99 here and $9.99 there.

 
ageNtreachery

theoriginaldaniel,

they all look a bit sus but i have had no issues with CJS

 

spitfiresson,
50% off is better than a kick in the teeth.

theoriginaldaniel,

http://www.cdkeysdirect.com/ – $39.99 USD

I’ve bought a number of things from these guys before and they’re pretty reliable.

CJS are also legit if you’d rather go with them.

 

Well looks like they have lost a sale here!

good luck maxis, cus you will need it with your sell out mentality

 
spitfires_son

wolfstar90,

Absolutely haha. No disagreement there.

 

I still haven’t gotten over Spore, Maxis is going to have to prove themselves before I’ll be willing to put money down on anything they make.

 

The game will have launch DLC retailing at $20 extra. If you weren’t pissed off already you should be. They’re copying the exact same model they used with the Sims games.

yurtles,

I feel your pain man.. So many of us bought that heap of shit due to misleading advertisement. “Darwin Simulator” my ass.

 

theoriginaldaniel,

Cdkeysdirect.com have been ok for me in the past. Don’t pre-order though. They’ve been known to drop prices day one.

 
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