SimCity to require constant Internet connection

Posted on Thursday, Mar 29 2012 @ 19:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Joystiq has some news about the new SimCity game. The blog received word that the game will be available for purchase on other digital distribution platforms outside of Origin, but it also heard that the game will require a constant internet connection because the gameplay will emphasise multiplayer and the use of a global economy that all players can influence.
Lead designer Stone Librande confirmed that SimCity would be an internet-dependent experience. Players will need to be online on Origin while playing, even if that wasn't the point of purchase. 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.


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