Maxis is considering official modding support for SimCity, according to a post on the game's official forums, posting the first draft of user generated content guidelines and inviting the community to offer feedback.
According to update, Maxis want to open an discussion with the SimCity community about UGC and mods to ensure that players have fun while providing a "gameplay experience is safe and has integrity" when using mods.
"It's difficult to determine what makes a 'good' or safe mod and what mods cross the line. Clarifying guidelines for UGC will help players understand where that line is and protect both our UGC and non-UGC community." the post reads.
Maxis invites users to post their thoughts on the "User Generated Content" forum section about what kinds of UGC and mods interests them, thoughts on the proposed guidelines and how cheating players should be dealt with. The developer also asks the community what game modes would be acceptable for UGC, such as Sandbox mode. Feedback will be compiled over the next few weeks and a the final version of the official guidelines will posted shortly after.
Electronic Arts recently announced that SimCity will receive its first expansion, Cities of Tomorrow, on Nov. 12 for Mac and Windows PC. Set 50 years in the future, the expansion will introduce "plausible technologies," such MagLev, fusion reactors, tidal wave generators, drones and MegaTowers.
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