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EA has had issues with server crashes during launch

Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that it will add more servers for its "SimCity" launch period in order to prevent further issues.

"What we are doing is deploying more servers over the coming two days which will alleviate many of the ongoing issues," said senior producer Kip Katsarellis on the EA forum. "We are also paying close attention to all the bug reports we are receiving from our fans. We've already pushed several updates in the last few days. Our live ops team is working 24/7 to resolve issues and ensure that bug fixes roll into the game as quickly as possible."


"SimCity" is an online-only game published by EA. It was released in North America on Tuesday, and was released in Europe today. It will make its way to the UK tomorrow.

While EA said there would be no server issues earlier this week, that didn't turn out to be the case as servers crashed at international launch. Many gamers on Facebook, forums, etc. have voiced their frustrations.

"Want to fix SimCity EA? Get rid of the stupid DRM and servers!" said one Facebook user. "We don't need them to play a single player game."

Source: Joystiq



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RE: How about this?
By MrBlastman on 3/8/2013 1:46:46 PM , Rating: 2
Isn't the reboot supposed to have less depth than Sim City 4 with the expansions?

To me, that alone even before you look at the DRM is enough to stay away. Sim City has always been about adding more depth and complexity as the series went on. The fourth one had incredible depth and it was easy to get lost in it for hours at a time without even noticing. Only one other game designer has every achieved this and that is Sid Meier with his Civ games and even, believe it or not, Pirates (the reboot back in 2004 was engrossing).

The DRM though, even if the depth has not been sacrificed, is enough for me to stay away. Sim City 4 more than fulfills my city building fix, even if it isn't multiplayer.


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