SimCity Offline Mode Being Tested, Nearing Finish Line

March 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

If you have been waiting for Electronic Arts and its wholly-owned studio EA Maxis to wrap up work on the offline mode for SimCity, the company's high-profile "always-connected" city builder that garnered a lot of attention for its troubled launch last year, then we have some good news for you: it's nearly complete.

In January Maxis announced plans to add an offline mode to the game and to release mod tools. When the game launched in mid-2013, Maxis said that offline mode wasn't feasible. Clearly EA did a lot of soul searching from that time to the beginning of this year.

When offline mode goes live, players will be able to have access to all of their downloaded content without the need for a constant Internet connection. More importantly, you won't have to be connected to an EA server in order to play the single player campaign.

Here's what Maxis tweeted about the progress of the game's offline mode:


Comments

Re: SimCity Offline Mode Being Tested, Nearing Finish Line

Still not buying it! Screw you, EA.

Re: SimCity Offline Mode Being Tested, Nearing Finish Line

So when are they going to release the Twitter post saying it's impossible?

Re: SimCity Offline Mode Being Tested, Nearing Finish Line

I don't know....

Maybe if the game gets to the $10 level I might buy in but there's a lot of bada mojo with this title. There will have to be a mighty big carrot for me to want to pull the cart.

 
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