The launch of SimCity was a disaster, mostly because players had to be online to make it work, and even then it didn’t really work. It ended up costing EA’s CEO his job and has still been a sore point for many. Now, that might change soon.
Maxis is exploring the possibility of adding an offline mode to SimCity more than six months after the game was first released for PC. In a recent blog post on the subject, the company said they would like to give players the ability to play even if a connection isn’t present.
What’s more, an offline mode would give the modding community a platform to experiment on without interfering of breaking the multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, the post also said they aren’t making any promises on when they will have more information but they are aware it is something that many players have been asking for.