SimCity – Sneak Peek at Update 7

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SimCity just went through Update 6, but that’s not stopping the developer, Maxis, from giving you a sneak peek into the next one.

Update 7 Changes are Currently in Testing:

  1. New: Brand new tool to create bridges, overpasses, and tunnels when you draw your roads.

When building your road, pressing the , key or . key will lower or raise the road accordingly creating overpasses, bridges and tunnels.

Note: Existing road layouts cannot be raised or lowered

    • New: Improvements for Traffic behavior to make it smarter. This should reduce the number of lines formed by all available vehicles converging on a single spot. This affects all vehicles including Police, Fire Trucks, Moving Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Recycling Trucks, Resource Trucks, Buses, Ambulances, and Civilian vehicles going home, to work, or shopping.
    • New: Tree tools – Place individual trees around your city. These tools are located at the end of the Nature Parks palette.
    • Terrain: Fixes an issue some player’s see where terrain covers sections of roads while the camera is zoomed out.
    • Fixed an issue where the fire animation would sometimes continue when fire was extinguished.
    • Parks: Sports parks are now accepting Sims 24 hours a day.
    • Airship: The number of Airship passenger trips should now be correct over multiple days.
    • Vehicles: Vehicles now accelerate and decelerate faster, allowing them to leave buildings and go through intersections more efficiently.
    • Freight: Freight trucks now only leave factories if they have a valid delivery destination.

2.  Gifting: Money gifting should be more reliable.

You can view the latest SimCity Update 6 notes, which took place yesterday.

What are your thoughts?