Re: SimCity 5 on its way in 2013!
Lead designer Stone Librande confirmed that SimCity would be an internet-dependent experience. Players will need to be online on Origin while playing, even if that wasn't the point of purchase. The always-on connection becomes necessary with the game's emphasis on multiplayer and regional impact, and the use of a global economy that all players can influence.
Oh what a fantastically stupid idea.
Now I can breathe and I feel grace rush over me.