One year and 13 days after the release of SimCity comes the oft rumored "offline patch" for the game. Yes, you can now play SimCity offline.

Naturally, in order to play offline, you will first have to be online to download the last patch that enables offline.

The offline patch is indeed free. It would be silly to think that EA and Maxis would charge for such a thing, but in this day and age you just never know for sure.