SimCity Social looks like a certainty now, and a smart one [Rumor]

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SimCity SocialHere's the thing: Rampant rumors and slant confirmations aside, mighty games publisher EA would be remiss not to bring a version of SimCity to Facebook. Now, the rumor mill has earned yet another spin. Fansite SimsVIP reports that EA registered several domains pointing to SimCity on Facebook, namely "SimCitySocial.com", "SimCity-Social.com" and "SimCityFacebook.com" way back in last September.

But wait, there's more. SimsVIP also spotted a Facebook page URL, "Facebook.com/SimCitySocial", which redirects to the Facebook home page at the moment, as well as the following Facebook app address in the Facebook source code: "http://simcity.game.playfish.com/g/fb/simcity". So, if there is, in fact, a SimCity Social Facebook game in the works, chances are Playfish is the team behind it.

Yet another tidbit of evidence pointing toward a SimCity Social on Facebook is that EA CEO John Riccitiello told viewers of CNBC's Mad Money recently that the company will release a major social game "in a month from today," and that it "will be all over the news." There's nothing like a direct competitor to CityVille to make headlines, no? We'll see come June 8--wait a second ... E3 happens in that same week. We see what you did there, EA.

[Via Joystiq]

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