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SimCity coming down from the "cloud"

Published on Jan 14, 2014 6:37 AM
 
Screenshot of SimCity, a computer game. Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet. -- FILE PHOTO: EA

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.

Electronic Art's Maxis studio in Northern California put out word on Monday that the eagerly-awaited modification to the game will be part of a free software update.

"SimCity offline is coming," Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner said in a blog post. "I've wanted to say those words for quite some time."

Mr Buechner did not reveal when the update would be released, but did say it was in a final phase of testing with a selected group of hardcore players.

 
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