thesims4 EA promises The Sims 4 will be a single player offline game

Electronic Arts has promised fans that the next Sims game, which is due out in 2014, will be single-player with no internet requirement, a not so subtle nod to the problems players faced by the launch of SimCity.

Electronic Arts has promised fans that the next Sims game, which is due out in 2014, will be single-player with no internet requirement, a not so subtle nod to the problems players faced by the launch of SimCity.

 
The game giant assured players that The Sims 4 won't come with the “always-on” requirement that caused many players to be unable to play big titles like SimCity and Diablo III.
 
EA previously tried an online version of The Sims with The Sims Online, which ran from 2002 to 2008, but its recent headaches with always-on gaming have clearly been a wakeup call.
 
thesims4 EA promises The Sims 4 will be a single player offline game
 
Many fans of The Sims franchise, which has sold more than 150 million games to date, will be wanting more of the same gameplay, not a conversion into a social gaming experience, especially when it comes at the cost of potentially being unable to play during server crashes, downtime, and other internet-related hiccups.
 
Many gaming studios are employing the internet requirement as a way to prevent piracy, but the restrictions often hit genuine gamers just as hard, if not harder, than those looking for a freebie. In fact, dedicated hackers have also proven that they can get around these limitations, with one coder cracking SimCity to play offline.
 
It seems for The Sims 4, at least, EA has learned its lesson.