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SimCity's Glassbox Engine shown off in new developer video

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While SimCity's never looked shabby per se, neither has the series historically been big on showing off the hottest chip-melting graphics capabilities. So when EA and Maxis started making big noises about the GlassBox engine driving the SimCity reboot confirmed for 2013, it was obvious the tech would be used for more than just making your SimCitizens look a little fancier than usual. Here's gameplay lead Dan Moskowitz with a look at how the engine drives the game's look and play.

It's not often you get an officially-sanctioned peek at a big title during this stage of development, and we're pleased to see the GlassBox tech being used to create deep links between the game's cosmetic and interactive components. And if this is what the developer's willing to share, imagine what sort of tricks are being kept under wraps. Expect more details on next year's SimCity soon.

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8 comments

  • Hobogonigal - March 20, 2012 1:35 a.m.

    Wow, the attention to detail is perfect! I would definitely think about getting this game if only my laptop could run it...
  • space_cakes - March 20, 2012 12:31 a.m.

    Does this mean there's going to be rush-hour gridlock?
  • RabidTurtl - March 20, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    So was I the only one who noticed that when the narrator talked about agents (1:18), the car in the left lane cut off a car in the right lane to make a right at the intersection, and then the car cut off made a left from the right lane? Really interesting technology, that just really bugged me.
  • ncurry2 - March 19, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    ME WANTS
  • McSpermie - March 19, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    This game is looking really good, if they can just get Jerry Martin on board this game will be a true SimCity.
  • alecbeals - March 19, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    I DEMAND EACH OF MY CITIZENS TO CARRY ONE LUMP OF COAL, AND THEN LATER CARRY A SINGLE D BATTERY TO FULFILL ALL MY INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS
  • elsnichkum - March 19, 2012 6:28 p.m.

    Extensions to buildings? YES!
  • radiodeaf - March 19, 2012 6:05 p.m.

    the power! the raw unbridled POWER! so giddy.

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