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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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79. Re: New SimCity Only Playable Online Mar 29, 2012, 05:19 Thenetcase
 
This just went for a must-buy for me to a definite NO.
If I am required to install Origin for a game, that game goes on my "Avoid at all costs" list. I dispise Origin for its invasiveness and I refuse to touch it.
I also hate online-only games, even for single player. I like multiplayer, but I want to choose when I play multiplayer.

Great job on killing the buzz, EA. Typical.
 
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