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EA: SimCity's Online Debacle Inspired The Sims 4 to be Offline

"In the last few months, we have started making changes to the business practices that gamers clearly don't like," Gibeau said. "In the spring, we dropped our online pass program for consoles - both next-generation and current-generation. We listened to the feedback on SimCity and decided that The Sims 4 would be built as a single-player, offline experience. We announced some new intellectual properties at E3 and will unveil more new games in the months ahead."

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zeal0us1821d ago

It should've inspire SimCity to be offline.

If you're going to do always-online game at least give players a incentive and I don't mean free old games when you're f**king up on your end either. Not only that but at least perform a stress test and increase the server size.

dazzrazz1821d ago (Edited 1821d ago )

EA learning after making mistakes ? No wayyyyy :D

Bimkoblerutso1821d ago

Well, at least until consumers forget...then they'll just try again.

ravinash1821d ago

I've got not problem with incorperating online into the game as long as the game still worked when you can't get online.

Einhert1821d ago

Is that the sound of EA destroying yet another beloved franchise?

oh what a surprise

Now they only have to dig Battlefront a grave to die in to complete my singular hate of them.

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