SimCity Offline Update Is “In Final Testing”
Do you remember the SimCity controversy? That was a huge one. And developer Maxis certainly didn’t do themselves any favours when they said that an offline mode for the game was not possible, only to announce it in January this year.
Now, Maxis has said via Twitter that the update which will enable users to play the game offline “is in final testing”.
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That took a while, hey? The game has required a permanent internet connection since March last year.
Last month, the lead engineer of SimCity’s offline mode said that the studio has spent over six months reworking significant parts of the game’s architecture in order to prepare for the offline update.
I really wish that I could sympathise, but the SimCity was a controversy in line with Diablo III, and raging against that game was a good way to help ease the exclusionary and frustrating practice of always-online when it’s not appropriate.