I’ve got to admit that merger SinCity with a social gaming on Facebook has the potential to be a lot of fun. Playing with real like friends as our cities co-exist in the same game world where our actions have effects on each other could lead to some epic fights but the potential shown in these first screenshots has me excited. And this coming from someone who rarely plays facebook games.
Electronic Arts today announced at E3 2012 that the city-building simulator from Maxis is coming to Facebook. SimCity Social brings the real city-building simulation to the masses, giving players the freedom to create sprawling cities that come to life as a result of player-driven choice. Launching globally on Facebook soon and currently in closed beta, SimCity Social is introducing groundbreaking innovations that change the landscape for social city-building.
With no set linear paths to follow cities will evolve as a direct result of player-driven choices. As mayor, players will deal with unforeseen issues like fires, crime and pollution, and will make crucial decisions that will help them discover how their cities take shape. Social interactions in SimCity Social go far beyond just visiting friends’ cities or using them as resources to complete tasks. Players can choose to build friendly relationships with other cities or form an intense rivalry through a dynamic and ever-evolving friend and foe system. With multiple options for city growth, unexpected gameplay events that shape the destiny of the city, and city-to-city relationships, players will see recognizable changes that bring forth aesthetic and gameplay alterations based on the decisions made in the game – for better or for worse.