SimCity Releases Closed Beta to Participants2
Woke up this morning with a nice email from Electronic Arts stating that their anticipated city building simulator, SimCity, is ready to be downloaded and tested! Being a huge fan of the SimCity series since back in the days, this came as very exciting news. It has been 10 years since SimCity 4 hit the shelves, a franchise gap that is almost unheard of. Patience is a virtue though, and it has definitely paid off.
The released closed beta has it’s limitations that you would expect. They only allow one hour of game time, and feel that is enough to give you a chance to find anything wrong with it. The plus side is that they let you play that one hour over and over. Reminds me of the Diablo III beta that only let you play through a bit of the first act. It got boring quick, but it was enough to generate tons of user feedback that fixed a lot of kinks before the official release.
The game is downloading in the background, and I will surely update this post when I have played through a couple times.