SimCity has launched and it is safe to say fans aren’t happy with always online requirement. That is why fans have started a petition for a SimCity offline mode.
The petition asks EA to release an Origin free offline mode. The reason behind fans asking for an offline mode for SimCity is the fact that the game asks players to be online even for singleplayer mode.
Not only that, the servers for the game can’t even handle the incoming uer traffic as there aren’t enough servers to handle players.
This results in players waiting in ongoing ques and waiting for the servers. Needles to say, the petition got positive response from the SimCity community.
Will EA remove the always online requirements for the game, remains to be seen. However, if there are enough players asking for it, then EA will be forced to do it.