SimCity Players Petition EA To Remove Always-Online DRM
SimCity has faced a host of problems since its launch. Players have faced frequent disconnects and have generally been unable to play the game the way its developers intended.
There’s little doubt that EA continues to work around the clock, and they have even made an attempt to alleviate some of the problems by disabling features.
Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late for anything to be done with SimCity in its present state, as any attempt to alleviate the burden on the game’s servers is simply going to come from the removal of even more features—such as the ones that prompted its always-online requirement in the first place.
To that end, the game’s customers have petitioned EA Games to remove the always-online requirement from SimCity and future titles—if only to prevent the same problems from happening again. The petition, which originally sought 20,000 signatures, has since breached the 23,000 mark and continues to grow as players demand the ability to play a game they paid for.
“When I, And millions of other people, buy a game that has a single-player experience. We expect it to work regardless of our connectivity to the internet, or quality of our connection,” reads the petition by Ryan Lashley. “EA has made this impossible, so many people with an unstable connection will not even be able to play the game in the first place, let alone anyone who wants to play on the go/with no internet connection.”
If you’re among those affected by the game’s problems, you can sign the petition here.