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Upcoming SimCity Game Requires Constant Internet Connection
Filed under: SIMCITY, EA, MAXIS
As you probably know, Maxis is currently working on a new SimCity game (slated for release in 2013). The devs did reveal that players will be able to purchase the title digitally through services other than Origin. Recently though, Stone Librander, the lead designer of SimCity, confirmed that the game requires you to be online constantly, both in single-player and mutliplayer.

"The always-on connection becomes necessary with the game's emphasis on multiplayer and regional impact, and the use of a global economy that all players can influence," said Librander.

Well, this is fast becoming the standard, so just deal with it people.

Thanks, Joystiq.



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Demonhub Mar 28 2012, 09:10 am EDT
... and EA will pull the plug on the server in 2014.
Breedy_Mcfluff Mar 28 2012, 10:32 am EDT
"Well, this is fast becoming the standard, so just deal with it people. "

or, as I interpreted it: "Their grasp is strong and is only getting stronger. Let's just sit back and take that fist in the ass."

Their arguments for it is bullshit. It's all about copyright infringement and I support all who refuse to buy this game. I know I won't. So EA is now going to become as bad as Ubisoft.... shit.
paradoxjast Mar 28 2012, 10:45 am EDT
What percentage of people who use the internet aren't always connected to it anyway? It can't be that big.

I've always been connected to the internet since about 1999 when I got DSL.

While I'm not a fan of games that require constant connection for DRM purposes, if it has a legit use in-game, I don't really care if it requires a connection. Never really did, tbh. Seems like such a small thing to get in a twist over.
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Reikhardt Mar 28 2012, 11:04 am EDT
Always online connection bothers me far less than Origin. It's a great stinky jobbie of a system.
Vodoo Mar 28 2012, 12:35 pm EDT
dear FBI, i intend to pirate this game and leave a copy of it in every bus station of my city.

im ready for the gallows, come and get me.
  im_stardust: Hah!
daver18qc Mar 28 2012, 12:53 pm EDT
I should care, but i don't, simply because 2 days before or after the release there will be a reverse-engineered crack server that will allow me to try the game and when i inevitably find out it's a shitty game i'll uninstall it and thrash the torrent file..
Terminator Mar 28 2012, 01:22 pm EDT
Fucking 'always online' bullshit! I'm really getting pissed off with this shit!
Vycka Mar 28 2012, 02:04 pm EDT
Just crack the fucker.
raingod Mar 28 2012, 05:18 pm EDT
Oh no. Here we go again. Then the next one will be protection free. LOL
BmmB Mar 29 2012, 12:51 am EDT
Yeah, I'll deal with it by pirating the hell of it.
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