EA Maxis has started SimCity beta sign-ups over on the official SimCity website.
The SimCity beta is set to take place from next Friday, January 25 and last four days until January 28. An Origin account is required to register.
"We are extremely excited with our progress so far and would especially like to thank you the fans for your continued participation and support," a statement from the SimCity team reads.
"We are humbled by your passion, it fuels us to work even harder to make the game we've been dreaming of, and deliver the SimCity you've always wanted."
EA has confirmed a SimCity release date of March 8, 2013.