Hackers have found a way to modify SimCity to play offline. This is a great embarrassment for EA and Maxis as they told the video gamer community that it would take significant engineering work to make SimCity playable offline. (Hackers were able to achieve in in a matter of hours). Hopefully EA and Maxis will re-think making their games online only or at least be honest with gamers on the real reason they want the game online only.
An anonymous EA employee confirmed that the SimCity servers don’t do anything more than a normal multi-player server in any other game and don’t aid directly in the local simulation within a city. “They are still acting as servers, doing some amount of computation to route messages of various types between both players and cities… but for the game itself? No, they’re not doing anything,” the source said.
So this begs the question…now that EA has been caught in a lie about how difficult it would be to make SimCity offline do you think they will change their position?