This morning, Electronic Arts announced a couple speakers that they'll feature at their GDC 2012 "Game Changers" presentation, and their choices are intriguing to the point of this almost feeling like an ARG.The speculation is that EA is planning to formally reveal Sim City 5.
First off, EA says they are planning to make a big announcement during GDC 2012 based on one of EA "most beloved franchises." The speakers are: Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning director and producer of An Inconvenient Truth. and Scott Harrison of Charity Water. Leading to speculation that the franchise to be unveiled is, in fact, Sim City. Specifically, Sim City 5.
So how likely is it? Pretty likely. A bunch of screenshots and information about Sim City 5 leaked today, and the speaker choices do seem pretty perfectly suited to a "connected" and environmentally focused iteration of the Sim City series.
Which brings me to this question: Can enviromentalism be fun? We may find out very soon.
There's only one way to find out, of course: Keep your browser pointed to the EA Game Changers site, and watch the EA Game Changer countdown clock countdown to next week.