SimCity is to feature multiplayer which has been "built from the ground up", according to EA Maxis Producer Jason Haber.
In an interview with, Haber explained:
"Multiplayer, first and foremost, takes it to a whole new level.
There are a lot of aspects of multiplayer. It’s gonna be a lot easier to just see it than for me to explain it. The way to look at it is to look at in the real world, how do cities affect each other? That’s where we’re trying to take our cues from.""This was built from the ground-up to be multiplayer. I think by having it be a multiplayer game, it allows you to specialise your city in a region and really have your influences affect other people who are playing in the region with you.
Also by being always-on, we can save your game in the cloud so you can go and play it anywhere wherever you want. If your machine blows up, your game won’t be gone and you won’t have to start over! You know, in this day and age everyone’s connected all the time, so we felt like it was the perfect time and it would be fine to do that."
PC-Mobile crossover, anyone?