Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 1, 2015
arrowPress Releases
April 1, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Offline play finally comes to  SimCity
Offline play finally comes to SimCity
January 13, 2014 | By Mike Rose

January 13, 2014 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    12 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Just as Maxis has announced that modding support is now available for SimCity, the company has revealed an even bigger u-turn for the title, in the form of an offline mode.

Up to this point, SimCity players were forced to connect to servers online and play with a constant internet connection, no matter whether you're playing alone or with friends.

Although Maxis parent company Electronic Arts said numerous times that an offline mode would not be made available, the clamoring from the community clearly had the desired effect, as the company said late last year that it was considering an offline mode.

In a new blog post today, Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner said that an offline mode is finally on the way, coming for free as part of the next update to the game.

Buechner says that users will soon be able to play solo games completely offline, thanks to a new "Single Player Mode," while save games will be stored locally.


Related Jobs

Think Gate software
Think Gate software — Dubai, United Arab Emirates
[04.01.15]

Software engineer
InnoGames GmbH
InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[04.01.15]

Senior Unreal C++ Developer (m/f)
Wandake Studios
Wandake Studios — Palo Alto, California, United States
[03.31.15]

Senior-Lead 3D Generalist / Tech Artist
N3TWORK
N3TWORK — San Francisco, California, United States
[03.31.15]

Senior Full Stack Game Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image