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News 03-16-13 08:10 AM

SimCity Boss's 'Straight Answers' Seem Pretty Wiggly
 
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What Maxis are doing is frankly peculiar. Earlier this week we posted a story revealing that claims that SimCity required online servers to run non-regional computations were not the case. That night we were promised a statement from the studio, but heard nothing. Repeated emails to EA have resulted in no response since, and the whole situation has become more muddy with each day. It's since been revealed that population numbers are nonsense, even down to leaked Javascript code featuring 'simcity.GetFudgedPopulation' as a function. We've learned that city size limits are arbitrary, pathfinding is rudimentary at best, and Eurogamer's absolutely superb review lists many more bugs, broken features, disappearing pretend-money and never-arriving resources.

So it's all the more odd to see Maxis head Lucy Bradshaw acting as if none of this is happening, and instead just carefully rewording her mantra of how SimCity is only supposed to be played online, but this time leaving out the bit about server-side computations for local play.

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