EA and Maxis appear to be considering implementing an offline mode for SimCity, a survey posted on Reddit has revealed.
The survey asks those taking part to rank their interest in a host of "potential features changes to SimCity gameplay".
New features include the god-like ability to terraform, lowering or raising the terrain to create mountain, rivers and lakes. Also listed is a store called the SimCity Exchange, from which players can access and download content made and shared by other players.
Perhaps most interesting, though, is something called "Classic Mode", which is playable in "offline or online mode". No further mention of offline mode is made, but this could be what players have been crying out for since launch.
Classic Mode allows players to create a single, fully functioning city, using cheats and unlocks to build the perfect city.
SimCity uses the cloud, which is - allegedly - why the game requires users to be online. If an offline mode is introduced it would be interesting to see how EA explains its inclusion.