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Electronic Arts is shuttering the windows on one of its most well-known development studios. Maxis, the developer behind SimCity and Spore, has pulled the plug on its Emeryville location. Don't worry, though. SimCity lives on.
Today Maxis is releasing Update 10 for their 2013 SimCity reboot. This patch removes the widely despised online requirement for the game.
Maxis mentioned this weekend that they were still working on an offline mode for city-building game SimCity. Today they revealed that this mode will be part of Update 10, the game's next patch.
Maxis has addressed one of the major complaints with last year's SimCity reboot. No, they didn't remove the always-online requirement. They've enabled mod support for the city-building game.
Maxis is exploring the idea of an offline mode for SimCity, Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner announced today. What's more, they're also toying with the possibility of allowing mods.
SimCity will be receiving its first full expansion pack later this fall. Cities of Tomorrow allows players to bring their cities into the future.
SimCity... 2013's Diablo III. This year's abomination to the SimCity legacy proved that gamers aren't ready or willing to embrace an always-on gaming atmosphere for non-MMO games. However, despite the outcry and the major player drop-off rates for the game, SimCity was still a success for Electronic Arts.
Key members of SimCity developer Maxis revealed today that they've left the company. Creative director Ocean Quigley, lead engineer Andrew Willmott and lead gameplay engineer Dan Moskowitz have decided to create their own studio called Jellygrade.
The skies are about to become much more crowded in your virtual city. A new Airships Set for SimCity allows you to add manned balloons to your metropolis.
Starting today, SimCity players will be able to design amusement parks for their virtual cities. Maxis describes the new feature as being "almost a mini-game."
A few months ago we promised that we would keep the community updated on when a fix would become available for SimCity enabling offline saves, expanded cities and fixes for a few other big problems with EA and Maxis' recently released SimCity. Well, a new mod is available that does everything you would have hoped for and then some.
The Sims 4 won't require a persistent online connection to play, Maxis revealed today. The developer revealed these details and others in a FAQ for the newly announced life simulator.
After gauging more than 17 million players and their gaming habits throughout the month of March, Raptr released some interesting data on who was playing what, and SimCity managed to be the least played game of the month with only 1.01% market share.
EA announced today that SimCity is coming to the Mac. The recently released reboot will available through Origin and other digital retailers on June 11th.
Maxis has released a small bit of DLC for their city-building game SimCity. Players will be able to add a Nissan LEAF Charging Station to their city for no additional charge.