SimCity Offline Mode “Not Possible”
SimCity might be a great game but nobody would be able to tell you since the game seems to be riddled with technical bugs but above that, the game is effectively unplayable due to EA’s lack of sufficient server support causing server troubles which means that gamers can’t play SimCity thanks to its always-on DRM system which needs to communicate with EA servers.
The eloquent solution would then be to make the game playable offline and remove it from its DRM shackles but no dice. Developer Maxis won’t have it.
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“The game was designed for MP, we sim the entire region on the server so this is just not possible,” Maxis General Manager Lucy Bradshaw said in a Twitter Q&A session, in response to a question about offline modes. Previously Bradshaw responded to another question about an offline patch: “We have no intention of offlining SimCity any time soon but we’ll look into that as part of our earning back your trust efforts.”
Making SimCity offline would be a significant undertaking, if it were in the cards at all. Bradshaw further reiterated the sentiment of a leaked internalmemo, noting that EA wasn’t responsible for SimCity’s issues; Maxis was.
“Hey, this is on Maxis,” she wrote. “EA does not force design upon us. We own it, we are working 24/7 to fix it, and we are making progress.”
The game is still unplayable and taking the game offline would be a massive undertaking for Maxis but one that they should perhaps consider. At present, EA is looking to up it server capacity while offering a free digital game to those who bought SimCity and they have stopped all active marketing of the game for the time being.