We've been burned quite a bit lately but hope is on the horizon in the form of Cities: Skylines.

I highly recommend keeping an eye on this game as this might be the Simcity 5 we've been waiting for plus it is made by Colossal Order who are the developers responsible for the utterly brilliant Cities in Motion games so it is in good hands.

Update: Due to weird cosmic forces beyond human comprehension a launch date reveal trailer was released literally minutes after this post went up. The game is out March 10th.