EA has 'no plans' to bring SimCity to console

Publisher says console version of new city-building game not planned.

A console version of SimCity is not in the works, Electronic Arts has confirmed.

"Sadly, there are no current plans to move SimCity to console," reads a tweet from the official SimCity account.

Past SimCity titles launching for home consoles included a port of the 1989 original for the SNES, SimCity 64, and SimCity Creator for the Wii.

In addition, EA launched SimCity DS and SimCity Creator for the Nintendo DS.

SimCity launched Tuesday in North America and today in the United Kingdom. Developer Maxis has apologized for widespread server issues in America, though the UK launch appears to be off to an uninterrupted start.

port of the 1989 original for SNES

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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104 comments
oskuuu
oskuuu

good, why would anyone really want this broken shitcity anyway?

-KyoKi-
-KyoKi-

games like this should stay on the pc

JoeGamer1234
JoeGamer1234

Who would want this broke piece of shit on consoles anyways?

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

I think the image pic could be a good idea for a car game , similar but totally different to Burnout.

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

And we all thank god for that!

Who cares about simcity anymore especially this one that is making life hell for whoever was unlucky enough to purchase it.

telaros
telaros

Because unlike 100% digital content games they release on Origin now a days, a person with a console can return your defective trashy game and get a FULL REFUND!

 In short, on behalf of console goers everywhere to your statement, "YOU CAN SHOVE IT UP YOUR GAPING A-HOLES ANYWAYS CAUSE WE REALLY DON'T CARE!"

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

That's too bad, because it would be the only way that I would play this game. I am interested in playing SimCity, but not now.

petez34
petez34

strategy games on consoles! This feature is truly pointless.

clr84651
clr84651

Sim City has become a joke! 

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

lol you can keep your piece of crap.

xhawk27
xhawk27

The Mac version is going to be the best! 


kipsta77
kipsta77

Strategy games are not made for consoles, wouldn't the controls be complicated? Anyone remember AOE2 on ps2?

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

Finally, EA offers a little mercy to the consoles.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

"EA has no plans to bring SimCity to console" No plans to bring it to PC either.

ACMC85
ACMC85

The game has to work first, before you can even port it.

tweezzzy
tweezzzy

ITS BECAUSE EA CANT RUN ORIGIN ON CONSOLES

FUCK YOU EA

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

well tbh they barely brought it to the PC

berserker66666
berserker66666

Thank god for that. Don't bring shit to consoles and give it bad name. That's you EA.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Most of the Simcity ports on consoles were really bad, except Simcity on the Super Nes.  Consoles are too slow for that type of game.  Same thing with Civilization games.  Most console versions of Civ are bad.

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

Imagine if they released the the game on PC AND on consoles!!

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

"we are having enough problems with one platform.  no future plans to create more headaches for ourselves."   DAMN.

torres_unix
torres_unix

Simcity is a fun game, EA is really what has ruined the experience by adding stupid layers that don't need to be there.  AODRM is their way of saying "we will get your money".  It would be a good addition to any console library.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Doesn't really make sense to not port something, unless there's a very good reason for it

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Good. We don't want it. Now, back to Tropico 4...

greebe55
greebe55

lol, no thanks you can keep this garbage

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

And who said anyone would want to play this on console? I think people still want to know how,it plays on PC

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

PC junks should stay on PC. Console AAA games like Destiny should stay on consoles due to obvious flaws with the PC community.

demondogx
demondogx

And not a tear was shed by console players

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

@kipsta77 I remember playing Dune 2000 on PS1! Don't remember how hard or easy it was, though.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@kipsta77 THERE is NOTHING stopping EA from using Keyboard and Mouse!!!!!!!  Absolutely NOTHING!!!!!!

MXVIII
MXVIII

@kipsta77  I dunno, but Starcraft 64 was an absolute Gem of a game.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@tweezzzy .... They could on PSN... but not the full implementation,  But there is steam for PS3. 

I wonder if PS4 will allow the same kind of overlay, functions with all companies for support and quicker Patches instead of GOING through certification each time.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

@nurnberg It sounds like it can't even run on PC's! Porting it certainly wouldn't make it any better.

darth_3pio
darth_3pio

@TheDarkSpot @kipsta77 If it was the same as C&C and PS1, given the use of the same game engine, at least on PC anyway. Mouse and Keyboard were supported on PS1, the left analog stick/d-pad actually moved a cursor on screen.