Update 8.0 will be available to download later this week but we wanted to notify you that this is a larger than usual download. The download of Update 8.0 is approximately 1GB for existing players or approximately 1.3GB for new players who have not previously installed the game before as it contains files that will give all players of SimCity the capability to add SimCity Cities of Tomorrow to the base game as well as core game improvements and features as well as four new regions. As with all online games, even if players choose not to add an expansion pack, they still need to have the most up to date version of the software to ensure that they can play alongside others who have chosen to add the expansion pack. This means that all players can still play in the favorite cities and regions no matter which version of the game they are playing.
Update 8.0 contains multiple big improvements and additional features as well as a number of items which are free to all players including four new regions and Roman Casino which you can read about below.