Good news, everyone! SimCity just revealed a second closed beta session via their blog for Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th. Anyone who would like a chance at getting inside the event can do so by going here and following the directions.
Applications will be taken until Monday, February 11th, and if you’ve already signed up for their first beta event, then you’re already good to go for this one. The beta format consists of a tutorial session and then an hour of playtime with various options immediately available. Not a ton of stuff, but enough to whet your appetite and put some load on the game server side.
Community Manager Michael Donahoe says that the purpose of this second beta is for more server testing, and since SimCity features so many online interactions and requires an internet connection, that seems pretty important. (Guess Maxis doesn’t want the fire Blizzard took last spring when they released Diablo 3 to immediate system crashes, but then again, who would?)
The full version of SimCity comes to the PC on March 5. Eventually, Mac players will be able to start planning their cities, but no concrete day has been given for that version.
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