The first expansion to SimCity – Cities of Tomorrow – has been released, allowing players to build futuristic cityscapes by choosing between “Green and Greed”.
The add-on focuses on future tech, such as sky-scraping ‘MegaTowers’, which can become self-sustaining habitats for Sim habitants, and new transportation methods, which will be powered by either harnessing sustainable eco-friendly green energy or by exploiting natural resources for profit.
“MegaTowers, futurization, and the battle between Green and Greed – these are the main foundations that drive an all-new experience in Cities of Tomorrow,” said Patrick Buechner, general manager of developer Maxis Emeryville.
“This expansion pack completely transforms how you play as you tackle the problems of tomorrow using plausible future technologies. But that technology comes as a price – the clean utopian world of The Academy requires a wealthy workforce that demands a higher style of living. OmegaCo, while extremely profitable, will take its toll on your Sims as the factories devour your natural resources and spit them back out in the form of harmful pollution. There is a new level of challenge waiting for you as the world pushes you back harder than ever before. The city of the future awaits; how it takes shape is up to you.”
Cities of Tomorrow, which is available for PC and Mac, can be downloaded now through EA’s digital distribution service Origin, and has also landed on retail shelves in North America.