Those who have always wanted to play SimCity offline can now enjoy that feature. EA and Maxis have finished patching in the offline mode a year after the game launched.
“Player feedback has helped us deliver 10 major gameplay Updates that have improved the experience with better tuning, new features and free content,” said Maxis GM Patrick Buechner. “This is the most definitive SimCity experience whether you choose to play Online or Offline.”
SimCity launched a year ago as an online-only game. The launch was horrible with SimCity suffering numerous server issues. EA initially said that it was impossible to offer an offline mode, but hackers quickly found a way to take the game offline. EA and Maxis finally relented and announced that they would patch in an Offline Mode.
You can update SimCity now on either PC or Mac. Start up the game and you’ll be able to play Offline Mode.