Continuing to show marked progress in development, Cities XL
released two videos brimming with info. This first video is an introduction to key gameplay elements that spoke around a hub of realism, from structure, map design and transport, to the ways that citizens impact the city-building sim. This is probably what the hardcore city sim naysayers were hoping for during at least one stage of Spore
. It's obvious that Cities XL
takes itself quite seriously.
This second video gets into online and community features. Focusing on a ski resort GEM (Gameplay Extension Module), you'll be briefed on how to run a business, trade resources with other players, check out the ability to view other cities in the virtual world, and read online city journals where you can share your achievements as a virtual mayor and business mogul. Making Cities XL
an online game -- where many players populate the planet -- keeps this one's premise very, very exciting.