If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

SimCity update 4.0 adds a new park and a new region - but doesn't increase the city size

No offline mode, either.

SimCity update 4.0 launches today and it adds a host of new features and fixes - but it doesn't extend the city size or add an offline mode.

With the patch developer Maxis has added the SimCity Launch Park, which is a new park for "dedicated fans who were early adopters".

A new region, Edgewater Bay, is added. It includes seven city sites in a cluster around a bay with one great work site.

Elsewhere, your current server will now be shown in the options menu and you'll get more detailed information when you rollover buildings, for example if your Sims received happiness from a park or shopping.

Meanwhile, update 4.0 re-enables some features. Global Market prices now dynamically change during gameplay. Leaderboards are now active on EU West 3, Pacific 1 and Pacific 2, and others will be enabled throughout today. Region filters are now enabled on all SimCity servers, so you'll be able to search for open games by Map Name, Sandbox Mode and Abandoned Cities.

Now for fixes. Maxis has fixed an issue where some cities would not have rain clouds to replenish their water table. Fire truck response times have been improved, as has the time it takes for a fire signal to reach a fire station.

And happiness has been tuned so Sims will lose a small amount of happiness if they don't have a place to shop. This means cities without places to shop will see complaints. Maxis wants to emphasise the importance of commercial zones.

Patch notes in full are on the EA forum.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Wesley Yin-Poole avatar

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editorial Director

Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch