Modder proves SimCity can run offline indefinitely via Geek.com
Ever since SimCity launched, there has been a suspicion that the need for the game to always be connected to a server was mainly a form of DRM, not for social game features and multiplayer. Then a Maxis developer came forward to confirm the game doesn’t actually need a server to function, suggesting the information coming out of EA wasn’t the whole truth. Now EA and Maxis have some explaining to do as a modder has managed to get the game running offline indefinitely.
I’d also heard that the online requirement was because some of the processing that was needed for the game was sent back to the EA mothership’s servers. Looks like that was a lie too.