SimCity Offline Play Patch Enters “Final Testing”
SimCity’s Update 10 is entering its final development stages.
The status report came today via a posting on the official SimCity Twitter account. “Update 10 is in final testing,” read the Tweet. “Almost there Mayors.” Update 10 will add long awaited offline functionality to the game.
Offline play has been a much requested feature since SimCity first released back in 2013. The game’s launch was, of course, marred by technical issues rooted primarily in its always online nature. Electronic Arts initially said that it had “no intention” of adding offline functionality to the game.
The publisher reversed that stance earlier this year, however, announcing that the game’s developers at Maxis were, in fact, fashioning a patch that would allow offline play. Today’s Tweet sadly didn’t include a release date of any sort for said patch. That said, it would seem that Update 10 will be arriving be sooner rather than later.