"This is the first `SimCity' where your city sits side by side with those of your friends playing in a region," said Bradshaw. "The choices you make are going to directly impact their cities. You can cooperate to create regional aspects of your cities. Connect them together _ or not. Be a polluter, and you're ultimately going to affect your friends' cities."
"I really can't think of a better time to take a game like `SimCity' and update it with the capabilities of the technology today and introduce it to a new generation of gamers," said Maxis senior vice president Lucy Bradshaw.