EA has announced that SimCity is back in 2013, with a new game for PC simply called SimCity.
Announced at GDC, SimCity is a brand new entry in the franchise, currently in development at Maxis Emeryville, where it will make use of the new GlassBox engine.
"SimCity for PC will equip players with the tools to play the most sophisticated simulation of its kind. We are dedicated to making sure the experience – no matter the platform – has the fun, flavor and playability that has been intrinsic to the franchise since its birth," said said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President of Maxis.
The game is slated as "a true rebirth of the franchise that brings the depth of simulation that has been the series hallmark for more than two decades and marries it with next generation accessibility and a robust multiplayer mode, giving players the power to change a world together."
"For the first time in SimCity franchise history, players’ decisions will have long-lasting repercussions that will extend beyond their city limits. Together, players will address real global challenges such as climate change, the search for renewable resources and natural disasters. It’s up to the players to decide whether to compete or collaborate to shape the world of tomorrow – for better or for worse."