Rejoice! SimCity's offline mode is rolling out today
Maxis finally launching much-requested offline mode today around the world.
The long-awaited Offline mode for Maxis' city-building game SimCity is rolling out today around the world, the developer has announced. Maxis began the rollout at 6 a.m. PDT and the developer warned players that some servers will be unavailable for the first few hours.
Of course, you'll need an Internet connection to download the Offline mode, included with Update 10, but after your download is done you can play offline to your heart's content.
SimCity's Offline mode is entirely optional. Access to multiplayer, SimCity World, and Online Save Games is entirely unaffected by the arrival of the Offline mode. In addition, all of your previously downloaded content is available in single-player and multiplayer.
SimCity's launch last year was plagued by widespread server woes that left the game--which required an online connection--completely unplayable for some. Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw said in March 2013 that an offline mode "didn't fit" with the company's vision for the game and later explained that introducing such a mode would require significant engineering work. But in January 2014, Maxis finally revealed that an offline mode would indeed come to SimCity.
For more on SimCity's Offline mode, check out a detailed FAQ from EA.
New Nintendo Switch With Better Battery Life Announced - GS News Update Where Is Xur Today? Destiny 2 Exotic Vendor Location Guide (7/19 - 7/23) Next Pokemon Go Community Day Features Shiny Mudkip - GS News Update Fortnite Monster-Robot Mech Final Showdown Live Event Gamescom Starts August 20, Will Show More Cyberpunk 2077 - GS News Update Fortnite Monster-Robot Final Showdown Ground Perspective In Person Gameplay Why We're Excited For Netflix's The Witcher | SDCC 2019 Star Trek Lower Decks Detailed And First Picard Trailer Revealed - GSU News Update Rick and Morty's Season 4 Panel | SDCC 2019 The Best DC Cosplay At SDCC 2019! Snowpiercer - Official TBS Trailer | SDCC 2019 Westworld - Official HBO Season 3 SDCC Trailer (2020) | SDCC 2019
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email email@example.com