SimCity Offline Confirmed

Offline mode is coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players. When Maxis launch it, all of your previously downloaded content will be available to you anytime, anywhere, without the need for an internet connection.

We are in the late phases of wrapping up its development and while we want to get it into your hands as soon as possible, our priority is to make sure that it’s as polished as possible before we release it. So, until then… testing, testing and more testing. As one of the final steps, we’re putting Offline into the hands of some of our most hardcore players, the DevTesters. This group of volunteers is going to put Offline through its paces before we release it.
— Patrick Buechner, General Manager of the Maxis Emeryville studio

In Update 10, you can still play solo in Regions on your own, or in Multiplayer with people from around the world. What’s new is the Single Player Mode, which allows you to play the game Offline by yourself, and because your saved games in this mode are stored locally, you can save and load to your heart’s content.

Bringing the game Offline means big things for our wonderful community of Modders. They can now make modifications to the game and its components without compromising the integrity of the Online game. 

No date has been set for the release of Offline mode, but we will keep you up to date.