Monte Cristo Games, makers of the upcoming next-generation city-builder, Cities XL, is pleased to announce the end of the first beta test of their game, and the launch of a new beta.

In order to stress-test the network and its servers, along with give newcomers a better taste of the MMO elements of the game, the new beta has opened to several thousand players from around the world. To expand the reach of the beta, special registration keys has been made available across a variety of select sites, including GamingExcellence!

For more information about Cities XL, the next-generation city-builder for PC that offers a mix of city-building, tycoon and Massively Multiplayer Online gameplay, visit