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New SimCity Only Playable Online

The upcoming continuation of the SimCity series will require a constant internet connection to play, reports Joystiq. They have confirmed that the game will be sold through digital distributors other than Origin, but lead designer Stone Librande tells them players will need to be connected to EA's online service to play, even in single-player. Word is: "The always-on connection becomes necessary with the game's emphasis on multiplayer and regional impact, and the use of a global economy that all players can influence."

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76. Re: New SimCity Only Playable Online Mar 29, 2012, 00:03 Dev
NKD wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 21:30:
EA has much bigger titles in various stages of release or development where they have no intention of using an "always online" requirement. So it can't just be about DRM or they'd be using it for lots of titles.
Remember that SimCity hasn't shipped a real title in 9 years. They have to try and bring in new blood, and new blood love online metagaming stuff for all their games.
They could change that.

Also maxis is now mostly a studio that pumps out Sims expansions. I think they are up to over 20 of them for sims 3. They just came out with another couple, some deluxe katie parry something or other.
Drezden wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 12:53:
I'm sorry for people who live in the middle of nowhere but it's also not my problem.
And those also aren't the only people who might have issue with always online DRM or requirements.

For instance, when ubi's always on authentication servers go down for more than a few seconds (which seems to happen for DAYS on end whenever they do a new title with it), then EVERYONE can't play, even those with the best internet connections in the heart of a big city.

Also, just because one lives in the middle of a big city, doesn't mean their internet connection is automatically the most reliable.

As well, big city dwellers are more likely to need to take a train or subway to get to work or other places, and those don't always have the most reliable access to internet either. Shouldn't we all be trying to take mass transit more often?

At the very least, the 1st factor could impact you, even if the others don't.

This comment was edited on Mar 29, 2012, 00:14.
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