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Offline mode coming to ‘SimCity’

An offline mode is headed to SimCity, according to Maxis Emeryville’s Patrick Buechner. The addition, which will be coupled with the latest round of updates, will thankfully be free of charge. SimCity as it currently exists will still be accessible, for those who wish to play online, but the new single player mode will store data locally […]Read More


Maxis exploring the option of an offline mode for ‘SimCity’

The latest iteration of SimCity has certainly had a rough life. After a launch rife with connectivity issues, Maxis was confronted with a bit of a PR nightmare, mainly revolving around the game’s always online requirement. However, the studio is apparently still investigating offline options. In a recent blog post from Patrick Buechner, general manager of Maxis […]Read More


Maxis looking into SimCity modding support

In the near future, it may be possible to mod your SimCities to your heart’s desire–and Maxis is totally cool with that. While some modding has already been done in the past, mainly by example-setting players exhibiting offline modes, Maxis wants a future patch to allow full modding support. The developer has already been utilizing […]Read More


‘SimCity’ available once more as Amazon download

Earlier in March, after widespread reports of server errors and other issues with SimCity, Amazon.com pulled SimCity from its digital library. Now, according to an email sent to gaming customers, SimCity is back online and available for purchase. Amazon disabled the game from being downloaded soon after the game’s customer reviews began to tank. By the time the online […]Read More


‘SimCity’ modded for offline play

It was only a matter of time; in a development that’s not surprising in any way, Electronic Arts and Maxis’ SimCity has been modded for offline play, adding another chapter to the drama surrounding the perpetually-online city-building simulator. Reddit user UKAzzer posted about his work early Thursday, explaining that the mod can be activated by […]Read More