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Video Shows Off New SimCity 5 Engine

He built the world in 6 days, and destroyed it on the 7th.

A video has been released showing off Glassbox, the engine that will power the recently announced SimCity 5.

The video shows off the working world and how several factors will affect your game.

It’s still an early build just now but it does look rather fantastic. It is said to be getting released in 2013 so plenty of time to improve on the build. Think it’s time for me to upgrade my PC.

The video is titled “SimCity Insider’s Look GlassBox Game Engine – Part 1” but a quick search seems to show no Part 2. We will update this if it appears.

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  1. GhostViper
    Since: Aug 2008

    That is looking really good. And the waiting just got longer.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 10:17.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    Can’t wait for this. Been wondering when they would release a new one.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 10:22.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Can’t wait!

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 10:23.
  4. Nylon_Angel
    Since: Jul 2010

    looks good, have always enjoyed these sort of games

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 10:33.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      Me too, the only problem with the latest games like this is finding the time to get really stuck in. The earlier games were less complicated and took less time to learn and didn’t need constant user inputs.

      Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 13:33.
  5. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    I’m actually impressed! Good thing I’ll be putting together a new PC this year because I really want this now.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 11:35.
  6. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Since: May 2011

    This looks like it’s too much for my pc to handle, but it’s a long way off yet maybe I’ll upgrade I do want this.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 11:56.
  7. Averna
    Since: Apr 2009

    I saw an off screen video of this presentation from GDC. Part 2 shows how agents handle things like fire. A burning building will pulse fire agents that have a chance to spread the fire to surrounding buildings and alarm agents will travel down roads to the nearest fire station, so no more fire station radius !YAY!

    The guts of SimCity 5 look incredible! forget having to get a new computer for the graphics, you’ll need a new PC just to handle all of the mechanics.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 12:03.
  8. wirralsman
    Since: Oct 2010

    Yeah, looking good!

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 13:17.
  9. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Looks great, but didn’t really understand anything he was talking about, lol!

    Wish there was a PS3 Sim City or Theme Park or whatever.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 15:20.
  10. Peter Rushton
    Since: Aug 2010

    Please tell me this is coming out on the PS3 too!?

    Comment posted on 20/03/2012 at 17:29.
    • TROPtastic
      Since: Mar 2011

      Most likely, unless there’s a change in how EA usually develops the SimCity franchise, SimCity (SimCity 5 really) will release for PC only, with a possible spin-off for consoles later.

      Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 00:00.

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