SimCity's servers are currently down for maintenance because developer EA Maxis is patching the city-building title to add the long-awaited offline mode, according to a post on the game’s forums.
The developers took the server offline at 9 a.m. ET in order to publish Update 10. The patch, which Maxis announced in January, adds the ability to play SimCity offline and mod the game. In offline mode, game saves are stored locally on the player’s computer; no internet connection is required at all. As of 10:20 a.m. ET, EA’s quality assurance team is checking the implementation of Update 10 to make sure the servers and offline gameplay are working as intended. Maxis estimates the servers will be down for a total of “a few hours.”
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