In the genre of city building games none have had the ambition or the announced scope of Cities XL. (Even the game's title suggests something "extra large"). The title from developer Monte Cristo (who previously developed another city building game, City Life), Cities XL will not only allow folks to build their dream city but also to interact with other cities built by human players in a persistent online multiplayer mode that take place on virtual planets.
So how will this team pull off this feat? Big Download got some answers from the CEO of Monte Cristo, Jérôme Gastaldi, including some of the game's features, its multiplayer aspect, when we can expect a playable demo and more. In the meantime Cities XL is due for release sometime in 2009.