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Cities: Skylines pokes fun at Sim City in new trailer

Remember when Maxis and EA released Sim City? The latest one, the one without lots of features that everyone wanted. It was a disaster. It was online only, so of course people couldn’t connect on day one, it had bugs and missing features and wasn’t moddable. It was bad. Clearly we’re not the only ones that remember though, as Colossal Order, creators of the Cities in Motion series, has released a new trailer for its city builder, Cities: Skylines and it pokes fun at SimCity throughout the entire thing.

It’s not in a direct way of course, that would be crass. Instead it simply highlights certain features that were points of contention for SimCity fans. “Play offline,” it says, “Mod and share online,” it says, all while showing you footage of simply enormous cities, which is perhaps another poke at SimCity, since its city limits were surprisingly small.

I like to imagine Colossal grabbing its junk and saying “simulate this city,” as this part of the trailer appears

Cities: Skylines is a single player only title, set to land on PC sometime next year.

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KitGuru Says: Some are hailing this trailer as a shame, suggesting that EA turned “play offline,” into a feature, but I’m going to take it as Colossal Order knowing exactly what its audience wants and taking a swipe at the bigger boys while it gives it to them. 

[Thanks Kotaku]

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  • Matt Clark

    Do you guys disable “full screen mode” When you embed youtube videos? Or is that done by the person who uploaded the video to youtube?

  • Deathmonkey7

    I can view them fullscreen.

  • Matt Clark

    Really? I have to click the link to and watch it at youtube.com and then view it in fullscreen from there.
    What browser are you using?

  • Deathmonkey7


  • Porkalicious

    its the same thing on Facebook, if you haven’t noticed xD It is really annoying to be honest

  • JonasTone

    I got Cities XL and its follow on “improvements” and they all suffered the same fate, large cities = lag and a memory leak, then the developers stopped developing. Sad thing is the game had potential to be good.