'SimCity' will officially be available to play offline

Posted Jan 13, 2014 by Stan Rezaee
Maxis has officially confirmed that the newest update will not require gamers to be connected online to play the single-player component of 'SimCity'.
A screenshot for SimCity 2013.
A screenshot for SimCity 2013.
In a blog posted by Patrick Buechner, General Manager of Maxis Emeryville studio, revealed that Update 10 will include the highly demanded offline feature for the single-player game. Online gameplay and features will still be available while previous downloads will be compatible with the update.
Buechner has stated: "Bringing the game Offline means big things for our wonderful community of Modders. They can now make modifications to the game and its components without compromising the integrity of the Online game. Modding is a big part of our studio’s legacy and we’re excited to see what you guys create."
No official release date of the patch has been given but gamers could expect it in the next few weeks.
SimCity was released on March 5, 2013 and was a reboot of the iconic urban-planing simulator. There was a lot of controversy regarding the game having to always be online and upon its release it became unplayable for a week due to server crashes.
The botched release of SimCity was a major contributing factor to Electronic Arts being voted "The Worst Company in America" by The Consumerist user poll for the second year in a row.