SimCity does not require always-on connection, after all

EA has given an update on SimCity‘s supposed always-connected requirement. Turns out that the online requirement is not quite as severe as said earlier and a constant connection to Origin is not required after all, so losing connection mid-game won’t kick you out or anything of the sort.

EA’s confirmed this to GameSpy.

The game does make contact with EA’s servers when it’s booted up though, so you’ll still need an Origin account and a live connection to start the game, meaning that playing at that remote internet-less log cabin in the woods is off the table.