SimCity 5 Reveals new Glass Box Engine

By , Updated Mar 21, 2012 09:00 PM EDT

Sim City 5  will be using the latest game engine, developed by Maxis, called Glass Box. EA released a video walkthrough of the engine which showcases its unique features. 

The new engine will alter the SimCIty formula as it powers buildings and construction sites utilizing people from the player's city.

Gameplay Lead  Dan Moskowitz give fans a glimpse at the map layers, agents, and zones that makes the game flow and function.  Moskowitz introduces the key features and technology behind the engine's simulation.  He explaines that the graphics seen in the trailer does not represent the final graphics in the game.  Everything is still a work in progress.

Fans who played the original SimCity back in 1989 along with its numerous sequels can expect to see some new aspects to the game.  New features to the game include a multiplayer mode and the ability to track the flow of finite natural resources.  The animations of buildings sending coal down chutes isn't just for decoration, rather, these actions are direct representations of actual resources being used.  These virutal factories use the resources to construct objects and are transported by people and trucks. 

Watch the video to gain a more in depth understanding of the new SimCity engine along with seeing it in action.  The new strategy game is set for a 2013 release.



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