SimCity Gets Offline Mode

When SimCity launched, it was an absolute disaster. I got a little ranty about it, at the time. Of its many, many sins, one of the biggest was it’s lack of an offline mode. EA and Maxis told us an offline mode could never be delivered because multiplayer was such an intrinsic part of SimCity’s core design.

Now, over a year later when most people have moved on to play other, better games and the servers are almost empty (in other words, when it matters the least), SimCity has gotten an offline mode.

That’s right. The offline mode EA and Maxis told us could never be delivered because multiplayer was such an intrinsic part of SimCity’s core design, is now apparently possible.

So this is a small, albeit extremely late victory. It might even make some people consider playing the game again. Me? I’m still waiting for those bigger city maps. When they arrive, I might give Simcity another chance.

Might.

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