Probably the number of players on EA’s servers have started to go down, so the developers have decided to prepare for the inevitable: the SimCity offline mode will finally become a reality, as soon as EA releases the Update 10 for the game (which should be soon).
For now, the Online mode will not be affected by the launch of this Offline mode for SimCity and you can still play exclusively online if you so prefer. But the upcoming launch of the Offline mode not only brings us the option to play whenever we want, wherever we want without having to worry about our internet connection, but also the following, as Maxis nicely noted:
“Bringing the game Offline means big things for our wonderful community of Modders. They can now make modifications to the game and its components without compromising the integrity of the Online game. Modding is a big part of our studio’s legacy and we’re excited to see what you guys create.”
So put on your builder’s helmet, real fun is about to start in SimCity. Unfortunately, we don’t know how soon will things happen, as Maxis, the developers of the game, haven’t announced an exact launch date for Update 10.