So by now most of you already are aware of the issues that EA has been having with SimCity. In fact, most of you have probably experienced it. EA has heard your cries about the multiple disconnects, laggy gameplay, and overall crappy experience.
EA has released an update and its good from the perspective that it provides some insight into what is going on, its bad because some of it just isn’t accurate. EA says that the server issues which began at launch have improved significantly as they added more capacity but a lot of people out there would beg to differ. EA acknowledges that players are still experiencing response and stability problems and that we’re working fast to address those issues.
So what went wrong?
EA says that in short, they misjudged the amount of people that would actually get on and play the game at launch. They said that more people played and played in ways they never saw in the beta. In a refreshing moment, they actually admitted that underestimating the amount of people that would actually log on to play the game was “dumb”. They noted that in the last 48 hours they have increased server capacity by 120 percent. This has apparently increased dramatically the number of people who have gotten in and built cities. The number of disrupted experiences has dropped by roughly 80 percent. I’ll admit that number seems a bit high to us but that’s what EA said. They think their close to having the game bug free, but admit that they aren’t quite there yet.
A Little Gift
To make up for all your SimCity issues, EA is going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio. On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an email telling them how to redeem their free game. EA admits that its still got some work to do but they hope this will at least start to make up for the downright terrible experience some players have been having.
They also plan to post another SimCity update this weekend and if they do that we’ll have that for your right here so keep it locked.