GameSpot got the opportunity to play an alpha build of SimCity Societies, which was showcased at this year’s Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. We get to learn more about what type of buildings that are available, that disasters are still present and the fact that EA is working hard on optimizing the game’s performance; something that was an issue with SimCity 4.
SimCity 4 had a reputation for being a bit of a system hog when it was released. Big cities could bring even top-of-the-line desktops to their knees. EA knows this and is working to optimize the game so that as many people as possible can enjoy it this time around. That doesn’t mean the game won’t look nice, because even now it’s looking quite sharp. There are loads of details to enjoy as you zoom from high atop your city right down to street level.
Societies is still slated for a holiday release and all seems to be going according to plan.