New SimCity Screnshot Shows that Dirty Land Doesn’t Sell Well

on December 31, 2012 1:31 PM

One of the things i love the most of the upcoming SimCity are the beautiful gradient maps that represent the new way of showing a whole array of values in the game like pollution, education, crime and so forth, The “whited out” look is really stylish and easy to read.

Today Electronic Arts released a new screenshot of the game showing exactly one of those representation of a city, displaying the value of land. Looking at it, it’s easy to spot that land value is very low in polluted areas (you can see the heavy industry buildings in the red if you squint), while it’s high everywhere else in the city. There also seem to be some peculiar buildings (that is hard to recognize) that influence positively the value of the land around them.

It definitely looks slick and easy to read, doesn’t it?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.