EA brings offline mode to SimCity ten months late

Nearly simcity-offline-modea year after a disastrous launch plagued with server woes and bitter player complaints, the troubled SimCity is finally getting an offline mode.

EA announced the change Monday, saying developer Maxis is “in the late stages” of developing the mode. The company did not give an estimate of when offline play would be available, saying it plans extensive testing before doing so.

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SimCity suffering severe launch woes

Want simcity-launch-woes-640to play the new SimCity? We can’t blame you — it looks terrific. But good luck getting it working.

In what’s becoming a familiar tune to early players of eagerly-anticipated titles that require an Internet connection, the game’s servers were completely overwhelmed when it launched Tuesday, preventing users from playing and angering the long-running franchise’s legions of fans.

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