The guys over at 1up.com managed to get a hold of a screenshot from the upcoming preview of SimCity Societies in July’s issue of Games for Windows magazine. But the biggest news isn’t the screenshot. Apparently, according to 1up.com, Maxis/EA won’t be the ones responsible for the development of the next instalment in the franchise. Instead Tilted Mill Entertainment, responsible for Caesar IV, will get the honor. This raises a lot of questions on where the direction of the game is heading. 1up.com does some speculating of their own:
That game fared only passing well in our review, but the focus on managing your citizenry almost surely gives a glimpse into where the designers intend to go with the “societies” angle.