Whether it’s making a game that’s so popular it can’t handle server loads or one that’s so broken customers are scrambling for refunds, Maxis has a definite problem. A problem which switching the game to offline mode would go a long way towards solving. If that were possible, that is.
“The game was designed for MP, we sim the entire region on the server so this is just not possible,” Maxis’s General Manager answered when queried about a potential offline mode. She also said there was “no intention of offlining SimCity any time soon but we’ll look into that as part of our earning back your trust efforts.”