SimCity Offline in Final Testing

SimCity’s Update 10 is in “final testing” according to a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account. The patch was revealed back in January to allow offline play, shortly after publisher EA and developer Maxis announced that the game would also start supporting mods.

“What’s new is the Single Player Mode, which allows you to play the game Offline by yourself,” general manager Patrick Buechner explained at the time. “And because your saved games in this mode are stored locally, you can save and load to your heart’s content.”

SimCity encountered huge server stability problems and players didn’t agree with needing to be constantly connected. Previously EA and Maxis said an offline mode would not be possible for the title, but were “exploring the possibility” in a seemingly begrudging way.

There is still no news on when the update will be published, but we will be sure to let you know.