SimCity coming to Facebook - report

EA logs domain names for social spin-off.

Something called SimCity Social is on its way to Facebook, judging by a series of new domain names filed by EA.

As reported by SimsVIP, the publisher has snapped up SimCitySocial.com, SimCity-Social.com and SimCityFacebook.com.

Not only that, but it is also hosting an unpublished "SimCity Social" Facebook Page and has reserved a SimCity App on the social network through its Playfish subsidiary.

EA CEO John Riccitiello added further credence to the report in a CNBC interview yesterday, teasing that a major new social game would hit Facebook "a month from today".

A brand new traditional SimCity game was announced earlier this year for a 2013 PC release.

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