SimCity could easily work offline, claims anonymous developer
An anonymous SimCity developer says the game does not do most of its calculations "in the cloud," so an offline version should be possible.
An anonymous developer who worked on the new SimCity has revealed that the game does not do most of its calculations "in the cloud," directly contradicting what developer Maxis and publisher EA have repeatedly claimed.
In defending the PC blog RockPaperShotgun.always-online requirement, the game's makers have said an offline mode would not be possible, due to "a significant amount of calculations" being done in their servers. Not true, the source told respected
"The servers are not handling any of the computation done to simulate the city you are playing," the developer says. "I have no idea why they're claiming otherwise."
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