EA Says Fans Love SimCity’s Always Online Feature

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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In a recent post by EA regarding the new SimCity, Maxis’s General Manager Lucy Bradshaw explains that “The game we launched is only the beginning for us–it’s not final and it never will be.  In many ways, we built an MMO,” yes they built an MMO, she went on further to say “So, could we have built a subset offline mode? Yes, but we rejected that idea because it didn’t fit with our vision.  We did not focus on the ‘single city in isolation’ that we have delivered in past SimCities.”

Bradshaw also said that Maxis understands that fans of the series are upset that SimCity does not have an offline mode, but at the same time there have been numerous positive feedback about the always online features.  To quote what she said exactly “We recognize that there are fans–people who love the original SimCity–who want that,” she said. “But we’re also hearing from thousands of people who are playing across regions, trading, communicating and loving the always-connected functionality.”  On another note, as some of you may know, a modder found a way to play SimCity offline, and of course Maxis is still sticking to its claims about the always online feature.

EA has provided us with many good and memorable games that could last us a life time, so my response to all of this, they should take responsibility for what has happened here and come clean and ultimately just implement an offline mode. It has been proven possible and it can easily be done.

So tell us what you think of this response of EA’s below in the comments.



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  • Vinicius

    If EA published several good games in the past, and probably will publish a lot of good ones in the future. Unfortunately their terrible business model is never gonna change because people keep giving money to them.

  • TwinTails

    Nice PR spin, EA. ^_^

  • Teemo

    Thing is, people complain, yet, they still buy the game, that’s why EA simply thinks, well there are a lot of idiots out there who will complain but buy the game either way, so as long as we get our money, who cares? Well people next time complain with your wallets.

    • Ibi Salmon

      You’d be surprised by how many people say that they’ll boycott their product and actually do boycott their products.

      The problem is this: they don’t tell EA WHY they’re boycotting. They just don’t buy the product and let EA guess why their product didn’t sell.

  • Of course they say that.

  • LOL EA.

    Yeah i’m glad I didn’t give them my money

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    EA is so full of shit…. what was the last article they put out? That people ‘just love’ their microtransactions? How freakin’ delusional can they possibly be! People for the love of god STOP BUYING THEIR PRODUCTS.

  • Kyrith

    Wow… honesty just isn’t a thing when it comes to EA, I guess.

  • Ibi Salmon

    Wow. You know there’s something wrong with your PR department when you make Nintendo look like they’re up to date with their current situation.

    I mean, my god! How can you be so delusional, EA?

    It’s things like THIS that earned your reputation as the worst company in America.