Over a year after one of the worst game releases in history, the developers over at Maxis have finally released update 10 – the patch that will give users the option of playing SimCity without an internet connection.
Yes, you did read that headline correctly – Maxis’ city-building behemoth is now loaning itself out to the whim of the Progressive Insurance Group, a system of insurance companies from the US. The downloadable content is free, which is nice, but I can’t help but feel a little odd about downloading it nonetheless.
I’ve been putting off extending the titanic grip of Finchtopia to other regional zones, but the time seems to have come. The oil fields of Finchburg are emptying, the ground is rife with pollution. What more is there to do to make ends meet?
I guess it was only a matter of time before I encountered some crippling server issues while playing Simcity. Sitting through a repetitive loading screen as the industrious kingdom of Finchtopia is loaded left me wondering – why am I here?
The answer is simple, and EA have defended it since Simcity’s launch.