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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

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 9, 2013 09:38 pm CST - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

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:

SimCity won't be going offline as Maxis have 'no intentions' of doing so | TweakTown.com

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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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