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SimCity won't be going offline as Maxis have 'no intentions' of doing so

SimCity continues to capture headlines, Maxis have 'no intentions' of putting the game offline

| Gaming News | Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:38 am

Even with SimCity being the most failed launch of recent times, developer Maxis won't be taking the game offline, but they'll be look into it as a way of "earning back [buyers'] trust efforts". This is all from a tweet from the game's official Twitter account. Earlier today, General Manager of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw began answering questions through Twitter. She was asked about an offline mode patch in the future, if the servers were to go offline, even for years at a time, Bradshaw responded:

 

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Bradshaw talked about the offline mode, adding "It wouldn't be possible to make the game offline without a significant amount of engineering work by our team."

 

I really hope we see a change in games now, offering a playable game without Internet access. I think in this day and age, while I'm always connected to the Internet, I like the ability to play a game like SimCity offline. Especially when travelling, etc. Maxis have put a city-sized foot in their mouth with the launch of SimCity.

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Polygon.com

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