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Maxis on SimCity: "In many ways, we built an MMO"

A new update from Lucy Bradshaw on SimCity offers "straight answers" from the General Manager of EA's Maxis label on the topic of "Always-Connected and why SimCity is not an offline experience." She goes into detail on all the benefits their approach to requiring the game be played online, saying: "In many ways, we built an MMO." She concludes by explaining that they recognize that there are fans who want to be able to build a single city in isolation, but this does not fit with their vision:

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. We recognize that there are fans – people who love the original SimCity – who want that. But we’re also hearing from thousands of people who are playing across regions, trading, communicating and loving the Always-Connected functionality. The SimCity we delivered captures the magic of its heritage but catches up with ever-improving technology.

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46. Re: Maxis on SimCity: Mar 21, 2013, 17:50 RollinThundr
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2013, 12:17:
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 17:50:
In far more interesting news, both Anno2070 and Tropico 4 are fantastic games, and FAR more deserving of your money than this latest EA fuck-up.

I've stumbled across this guys 8 hour guide, if anyone's interested...





Yeah, his stuff is great. He does a better job at explaining how to play the game than the game itself does.

I've gotten pretty good at it now. Finishing up the campaign, then it's on to a continual game and a monument.

The one thing I wish they'd cut from the game is the ultra-rudimentary RTS bits. They're just boring, and they feel out of place.

Creston

Wait.. How many post decrying this game and EA have you made over the past two weeks and you went and bought it anyway? FFS Creston.
 
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