Maxis Reveals Plans For SimCity 2.0 Update

Maxis has posted an update on the official SimCity forums from its senior producer Kip Katsarelis, who provided the community with a brief update on what the studio’s plans are with the game.

The developer says that Maxis is currently working to fix a number of bugs that have thus far been identified by players, and that the game’s next update, 2.0, will see four key issues addressed: “addressing the Recycling Center bug, fixing the fire engine clumping, improving the efficiency of Street Cars, and increasing the radius of river water.”

“We’ve been heads down addressing the key issues we’re seeing reported from our community. This includes city rollbacks, lost progress, and the return of features like Cheetah Speed and Leaderboards,” wrote Katsarelis. “Like you, we want all of these resolved ASAP, which is why they are the top priorities in our studio. Matter of fact, we have all of these in a QA environment, giving them a thorough test before we release them back to you, the fans.”

For those not in the know, the game’s recycling center bug causes a city’s recycling center to stop collecting trash, and that the only way to fix it (at the present) is to demolish it and rebuild the utility completely. Likewise, increasing the radius of river water should allow large cities to grow more efficiently, as cities run out of clean water very quickly.

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3 Comments on Maxis Reveals Plans For SimCity 2.0 Update

Red Menace

On March 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Anyone? Anyone? Alright, I’ll say it, they going to fix that always-online bug?


On March 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm

no chance. this “sim city” is a facebook mmo casual city ‘simulator’; also called “vache à lait’ (“cash cow” in english ?).


On April 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

@Red Menace

Just what I was thinking. Sadly, this is EA we’re dealing with, which means that whatever stupid decision they made that customers don’t like will stand because admitting to a mistake and giving customers what they want is somehow seen as a failure to EA. The company likes to continue existing in utter denial.