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SimCity Singleplayer: EA Reveals Offline Passes [APRIL FOOL]

Jonathan Lester
EA, SimCity

SimCity Singleplayer: EA Reveals Offline Passes [APRIL FOOL]

"Freedom Passes" Unlock Solo Play For One-Off Payment

After heeding calls for SimCity to feature an offline mode, EA have revealed that this functionality will soon be added to the controversial always-online title. However, you'll need to pay $10 for the privilege, to offset "associated transfer costs."

"We 're thrilled to announce the new 'Freedom Pass' programme for SimCity," EA spokesperson Avril Furst writes in a new press release. "Fans have been clamouring for us to add singleplayer to this multiplayer-only franchise, and once again, we have listened. For only $10, you'll be able to take your regions offline, and enjoy this brand new solo experience without having to connect to the internet."

"We're delighted to bring even more new and exciting features to the SimCity brand, and all for such an affordable price."

This echoes the recent EA financial report, which mentions "offline passes" being rolled out for major multiplayer titles, alongside "enormous money showers" for senior executives.

More details are available on the official site.

Add a comment6 comments
SSPanther  Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:55

Not to be too sceptical but does anyone else think that EA had this 'charge extra for single player' idea since day one? I'd like to know what's involved in the transfer process that costs $10!

MrNeek  Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:57

lol, nice April fool! ;D

SSPanther  Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:03

Lol - you got me there! ... Right before 12pm too :-) made me chuckle!

badlanguage  Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:04
jfox  Apr. 1, 2013 at 15:27

Best one of these that I've seen this year ;)

Nuwidol  Apr. 2, 2013 at 09:42

The thing is, this sounds like a typical EA move. I'm not surprised it fooled people!

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