Bhruic wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 09:53: I don't buy that they don't have another reason. I don't believe that EA decided to make an online DRM experiment with a game like SimCity. I believe that they had something else in mind - it's just a matter of what that "something" is. Could be the social element that has been mentioned, that's plausible.
Whatever floats your boat I guess, EA has a long history of DRM experiments with various titles so I don't really see where your viewpoint originates but you're welcome to think what you like.
Thankfully it appears to be misreported anyway, rendering (most) of it moot.