SimCity 5 Requires Origin, No Mod Support

Surprised? Well no, not really at this point. Like Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3, Maxis’s latest city building game will also require an internet connection that’s hooked to an Origin account. Also like its two EA brethren, you’ll be able to download the game at multiple digital distribution services, though I have a feeling they’ll be skipping one certain platform again.

Perhaps more disappointing for some PC gamers will be the lack of mod support at launch. While Maxis has stated they won’t destroy the idea completely, the game will most definitely not have the feature at release in 2013. If you want a good reason why, just look at the microtransaction store and the many expansions they released for The Sims 3.