It would seem the great SimCity saga is coming to a close. After the game was plagued with connectivity problems at launch, developer Maxis is today introducing one of its most requested features: Offline play.
That means more than 12 months since its launch on Windows, you can start a single-player campaign and tinker with your city offline. Save files can be reloaded at any time and you won’t have to worry about your archaic metropolis being affected by neighboring players. It’s also possible to disable autosaves, if you want the ability to pick up your progress from a specific date.
In a forum post, Maxis said update 10 would begin rolling out to players at 6am PT/9am ET. It’s been a long wait, but offline play is finally here.