If you missed the first SimCity beta in January, don’t fret. Maxis has announced that a second closed beta is scheduled for February 16. Like the first beta, the play window will only be 24 hours with the play-testing ending on February 17 at 6AM PST.
Maxis states that the second closed beta is being held to test the games servers:
“We have added more capacity to our servers in order to accommodate the flow of players. This beta will help us stress test them.”
Beta applications are being accepted HERE until 6AM PST on Monday, February 11. If you are one of the lucky few chosen to participate, a a unique download code will be sent to you on the day of the beta. If you participated in the first SimCity beta, you do not need to re-register. However, there is no guarantee that you will be selected to participate again.
SimCity is slated for a March 5 release on PC only. SimCity Limited Edition was also revealed through the “Villains and Heroes” trailer. The special edition will be available same day as the regular release.