Does a new SimCity await behind EA's curtain at GDC? [Report]


Remember when a China-based Playfish team reportedly said that it stopped everything to "develop the hell out of SimCity" for Facebook? Well, the fruits of that supposed labor (or something else entirely) could be shown at this years Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on March 6, according to CVG.

EA plans to live stream its Game Changers event during GDC, in which Maxis, the studio behind ubiquitous hits like SimCity and The Sims, will reveal a super secret project. The news broke when EA senior public relations director Erik Reynolds tweeted, "MORE INFO! EA Maxis GDC announcement, huge event w/ special guests."

The tweet included a link to the Game Changers Facebook page, which reads, "How can we change the world together? Find out when EA hosts the Game Changers event at GDC. What would you do if you had the power to change the world?" CVG hearkens back to a Maxis job posting looking for a designer with "knowledge of the Xbox 360 and PS3 rendering architectures and APIs" to work "on an upcoming triple-A simulation style game."

This ultimately leads CVG to believe that Maxis will announce a brand new SimCity game for the more powerful game consoles. However, this talk of Playfish doubling down on a SimCity Facebook game could mean that A.) EA and Maxis will announce a SimCity Facebook game B.) the two will announce a SimCity Xbox 360 and PS3 game C.) they will announce a SimCity game for Facebook, Xbox 360 and PS3 or D.) this has nothing to do with SimCity whatsoever. March 6 suddenly feels so far away.

[Via IndustryGamers]

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