SimCity, Spore studio announcement set for GDC

Electronic Arts teases reveal from California-based company at next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco; event to be streamed live.


The Electronic Arts-owned Maxis game studio has been in the dark since it shipped last year's Darkspore, but it appears the shop has a new project cooking, which could be unveiled next month.

Maxis has something to share next month.
Maxis has something to share next month.

Electronic Arts senior public relations director Erik Reynolds recently tweeted a message teasing that an announcement from Maxis will be made at next month's Game Developers Conference.

"EA Maxis GDC announcement, huge event w/ special guests," he wrote.

Reynolds also provided a link to an EA page titled "EA Game Changers," where the announcement will presumably be made. According to the page, the event will be streamed live at the site on March 6 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Maxis put itself on the map with its 1990 city-building hit SimCity, which would spawn numerous offshoots including the popular Sims life-simulation franchise. Most recently, the studio put out Spore (2008) and its follow-up, Darkspore (2011).

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