SimCity system requirements, multiplayer details, special editions confirmed

Just in time for the game’s official announcement from the stage at GDC, Origin has posted its SimCity product page, listing some (vague) information about its multiplayer features, as well as the system requirements.

According to the page, the game supports up to 16 players, although it’s not entirely clear how this works.

Build a region with friends for the first time! Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity World.

Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!

There’s also a R299 Limited Edition and a R399 Deluxe Edition of the game shipping out, with bonus extras including exclusive landmarks, missions, and the intriguingly named Super Hero HQ and Evil Villain Lair.

And those system requirements:


  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better / Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

Operating system:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7


  • 1.5GB (Windows XP)
  • 2GB (Windows Vista / Windows 7)
  • 2GB (built-in graphical chipset)

Graphics card:

  • ATI X1800 or better*
  • nVidia 7800 or better*
  • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
  • (*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support)


  • 8x or better

The game is due out in 2013.

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