I'm very excited. Head over to Simtropolis.com and check there for updates, more reliable then the main website at this point. Even has the Q & A from Reddit(?). From what the Q & A Answers its going to be a successor of Sc4 and not something like societies. But, they are going to implement some things from societies into sc4. Like every person in your population having a simulated life and traffic not having different cars that just travel that stretch and then fade out depending on traffic density. I think it will be fun, much better than cities XL.