The lights are on
In a recent Facebook post, the creators of SimCity, Maxis, confirmed that it was bringing back Cheetah Speed. The game play mode is one of the many features that were removed during the fumbled launch of the title. They also confirmed via the post that they are working on a second update.
Cheetah speed, which is useful during moments when players are simply waiting for their city's coffers to swell, was put on a halt after the devastating launch so that the servers could handle more traffic. The excised features and extended server instability prompted EA to award users with a free game. The debacle also likely played a role in EA's second consecutive win of Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" competition. Cheetah mode is a vital part of the SimCity experience, and its return brings the game another step closer to full functionality.
In related news, Maxis has confirmed a June 11, 2013, release date for the Mac version of the title. It will only be available digitally, and those that have already purchased on PC will have access to both. A user can only be logged into their account on one machine, though. If you want to have a household region, you'll still need multiple copies.
Too bad about the SimCity launch. It really could have been a great success if they didn't FORCE online.
This game is one of the reasons I am getting back into pc gaming. I am glad that cheetah speed is back, thats the one thing that would be difficult not to have. I can handle glitches and frame pops till a developer brings an update. Looking forward to building my city states.
"it's return brings the game another step closer to full up and running and functional."
I like Cheetah Speed.
Oh man, I've needed this for the past month. Gods be praised!
I was really hoping to have the Mac version before June, but that's what I get for buying a Mac. Anyways, really looking forward to the Mac version. Hopefully they will have sorted out all the bugs and problems with the game by that point.
I hope this game gets the Diablo 3 treatment. By that I mean a console port that doesn't require an online connection.
Well that's great for those who wanted this Mode!
Cheetah speed is probably what they need to run the game on normal speed with the server issues.
Didn't realize that because of the DRM you get a free copy of the mac version and can play your city no matter where you go and what kind of computer you're on
If only we could iron out a little bit more of the glitches now...
Great - now my cities can fail ambiguously even faster!