Good News, Fellow Nerds: SimCity Is Coming to Facebook

5 Jun

Originally posted on Betabeat:

It was an essential element of any nerdy childhood, and now it can be a part of your nerdy adulthood, because SimCity is coming to Facebook. Finally, a solution for those of us who’ve switched to Macs but miss spending Sunday afternoons planning digital cities. PC Mag reports that Electronic Arts and Facebook are collaborating on the creation of SimCity Social. It’s currently in closed beta, but according to a statement will launch “soon.” “Soon”? What does that mean? Electronic Arts, we need a date we can put on our calendar. Work with us here.

We just hope EA doesn’t completely gut the experience in the interest of optimizing for the sale of virtual goods. It’s hard to tell from the details provided how different the social incarnation will look:

In player-driven SimCity Social, cities evolve based on user choice, allowing creative freedom by the “mayor,” or player. The game…

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