Mr SimCity catches up with his old Maxis buddies.
The new SimCity is subtly different from the city building franchise’s early beginnings, but that doesn’t mean the father of the series doesn’t dig it. EA has released video of a lengthy and rather high level design discussion between William Ralph Wright and the creative director of 2013′s SimCity reboot, Ocean Quigley and frankly the 11 minute footage is fascinating.
Hearing what Wright has to say about the series new accessible direction and transition from “spreadsheet management” to deciding the destiny of people is genuinely insightful and at times really touching – it’s easy to see that Will still has a lot of respect for the people who work at the company which he co-founded in 1987 with Jeff Braun.
To see the interview spliced with all new game footage from SimCity, check out the embedded video below:
Coincidentally SimCity is also the cover game on this month’s issue of FirstLook, which includes a three page detailed hands-on preview of Maxis next game. We also have previews of BioShock Infinite, GRID 2, StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm, Destiny, WildStar and more which you can read below:
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