Video Game: Cities XL

Cities XL (formerly Cities Unlimited) is a city-building computer game in the same vein as the SimCity series, developed by Monte Cristo, which has prior development experience in City Life. It was originally scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2009, but was eventually released on October 8, 2009. The game allowed players to play online and interact with others on massive persistent planets, and to work together by trading resources or building blueprints in order to satisfy the needs of city inhabitants. However, on March 8, 2010 the online service was closed and the game became single-player only.

While the quality of the game is iffy, one thing that can be said for sure is that it is superior to the disaster of a release that the SimCity reboot turned out to be.

Focus Home Interactive acquired the franchise in June 2011 and released Cities XL 2011 on October 14, 2010. The latest installment, Cities XL Platinum, was released on February 6, 2013.

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