Looking very much like the mobile counterpart to last year's troubled city building simulator, SimCity Build It has been announced by EA as "an all-new SimCity game like you've never seen before." There are so many ways this could go wrong.
Three screenshots and very little concrete info is what we get with the announcement of SimCity Build It. The basic description of the game makes it sound like a full-on mobile version of SimCity 2013.
The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens' needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens' wrath.
That sounds lovely and all, but this is mobile EA, the company that brought us horrible Ultima and horrible Dungeon Keeper, so I fully expect this to be a free-to-play, always online affair rife with microtransactions and timers.
There's always the chance EA could surprise us. For all we know SimCity Build It might be a $10 or $15 premium game that gives players access to everything they could ever want to build their dream city, fully playable offline. I just don't see that happening.
We'll have more on SimCity Build It when there is more to share about SimCity Build It.