SimCity 4 (lost alpha and beta builds of simulation game; 2002)
SimCity 4 is a 2003 city building simulator PC game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. During the development of the game, Maxis released multiple preview screenshots of the game. Some of them are accurate to the final game while others feature graphics not present in the final game. None of the beta or alpha versions have been released or leaked. They can roughly be categorized into what appear to be early versions of the game. As of now, only screenshots of different versions of the game and 3D renders of buildings are available to view below.
Early Development Versions
These screenshots show drastically different graphics from the final game.
Late Development Versions
Since these were created closer to the game's release, there are less differences.
These images were likely created in a 3D modelling software and not using the in-game renderer.
- Gamemeca's article on the E3 2002 presentation of the game. Retrieved 12 Jul '19
- Gameport's article on the beta release photos. Retrieved 12 Jul '19
- Gamepressure's gallery of beta images. Retrieved 12 Jul '19
- Riot Pixels gallery of images showing beta images. Retrieved 12 Jul '19