SimCity server problems might have been frustrating in the beginning, but with EA promising a free game for the players’ troubles, things seem to be settling. The creator of the game, Maxis, apologised for the problems bugging their server, which did not allow the gamers to play after the launch of SimCity last Tuesday.
EA subsidiary Maxis stated that the server problems were a result of more than expected users logging in to play SimCity. EA is reported to give instructions to the players, who registered for SimCity, on how to download a free copy. Maxis general manger, Lucy Bradshaw stated that the developers have been working on increasing the server capacity since the first problems.
Talking about the free download, Bradshaw said, “I know that’s a little contrived – kind of like buying a present for a friend after you did something crummy. But we feel bad about what happened. We’re hoping you won’t stay mad and that we’ll be friends again when SimCity is running at 100 percent.”
The problems have not been completely fixed yet as Bradshaw stated, “We’re close to fixed, but not quite there. I’m hoping to post another update this weekend to let everyone know that the launch issues are behind us. The consensus among critics and players is that this is fundamentally a great game.”
SimCity reviews were positive as the critics stated the game to be a fully realised evolution of the franchise and wonderfully complex. Online connectivity has become common among the new games as it helps reduce piracy. Did you experience problems with SimCity?