SimCity Offline Mode Suggested by EA Survey

Remember SimCity? If you just so happen to have purchased the game on day one and couldn’t even sign in to play it, the experience is probably burned into your memory. The actual quality of the game withstanding, people remember Maxis and EA’s 2013 PC game because of its abysmal launch and online requirements. Even so, most members of the community have barely mentioned the city-building simulator since it became more stable, but a recent survey passed out by the publisher is hinting at the addition of a fully offline mode after long denying that it was even possible.

New features are being suggested by this questionnaire, which is landing in the inbox of many SimCity fans. Among these possible inclusions is a Classic Mode, and yes, the description includes the word “offline.”

"In offline or online mode, play a single functioning city using cheats and unlocks allowing you to create the perfect city,” it reads.

Just about every statement we were given earlier this year said that an offline mode was basically impossible to implement, but that just doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. The new features don’t stop there, though. A Reddit user was nice enough to post 20 different concepts that might make it into the final game.

  • Guilds
  • Bus and Street Car Lines
  • Bridge and underpass creator tool
  • Road and city name personalisation
  • One-way roads
  • Shared online events
  • Larger cities
  • A subway system
  • Terraforming
  • Co-op mode
  • Import The Sims
  • Military complex management
  • Crime syndicate management
  • A monorail
  • Cultural additions such as new museums

Nothing will be confirmed until the results come in, but if fans see the option of an offline mode, they’ll likely try to make it happen via this survey.