EA Will Offer Free Game To Appease SimCity Players
Earlier today, EA Maxis’s Lucy Bradshaw confirmed that it would be unable—or unwilling—to create an offline mode for SimCity to solve the problems currently being faced by its players. The company reasoned that the game’s online architecture was tired directly into the game, and as such, creating an offline mode would require a significant amount of reengineering.
To that end, Bradshaw offered that players affected by these issues will be given a free game as an apology.
“And to get us back in your good graces, we’re going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio,” Bradshaw said. “On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an email telling them how to redeem their free game.”
“I know that’s a little contrived – kind of like buying a present for a friend after you did something crummy. But we feel bad about what happened. We’re hoping you won’t stay mad and that we’ll be friends again when SimCity is running at 100 percent.”
EA may not have any plans to create an offline mode for the game, but we hope that they will be able to solve its problems over the weekend.