EA and Maxis finally confirmed that SimCity will be playable offline. The new offline mode will come via a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players. The General Manager of the Maxis Emeryville studio Patrick Buechner announced, “When we launch it, all of your previously downloaded content will be available to you anytime, anywhere, without the need for an internet connection. We are in the late phases of wrapping up its development and while we want to get it into your hands as soon as possible, our priority is to make sure that it’s as polished as possible before we release it.”
SimCity was plagued by launch problems in 2013, the online-only gameplay caused headaches around the globe and caused the game to receive plummeting review scores. Buechner continued in the post, “In Update 10, you can still play solo in Regions on your own, or in Multiplayer with people from around the world. What’s new is the Single Player Mode, which allows you to play the game Offline by yourself. And because your saved games in this mode are stored locally, you can save and load to your heart’s content. Our team will be delivering a follow-up blog that will outline the full details in the near future so stay tuned.”
The game launched last year and for many it may be ‘too little, too late’ but the new offline support may entice a few new gamers to pick up the game. You can checkout the official posting below for all of the information on the patch.
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