SimCity sales suspended

8 March 2013

SimCity, the game that gives you all the thrills of being a faceless, grey town-planning bureaucrat, is having problems. Amazon have had to suspend sales of EA's latest digital game, posting an 'Important Note on 'Simcity''.

Apparently, there have been a number of 'issues' with the release and they won't be selling the game until EA sort it all out.

"Many customers are having issues connecting to the 'Simcity' servers. EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed," it says. "Please visit https://help.ea.com/en/simcity/simcity for more information."

Gamers haven't been happy, giving thousands of one star reviews. The Inquirer found a corker of a comment which said: "The hours upon hours since launch that I haven't been able to log in, whether it be sitting in queues, or server busy messages, or just plain old not working screens, I've managed to do a heap of things that I never do when I'm locked in my man cave playing video games.

"I've washed the dishes, the laundry, changed the oil in the car, mopped the floors, dusted, did a spot of gardening, greeted my children who I hadn't really seen since Christmas, walked the dog, asked how my wife's day has been and listened to the entire response, restocked the groceries and many more things! My family has never been happier that they've got a father and husband again.

"In fact, I feel like Simcity has given me a new lease on life. This wouldn't have been possible without the seemingly crazy decision to have constant online connections and server side save points even for single player."

So there you have it. Gaming giant and huge franchise have massive balls-up, and everyone knows that hell hath no fury like an irritated gamer.

TOPICS:   Games

5 comments

  • Alexis
    I can't believe it's forty five quid. And an extra £8 if you want your cities to look English instead of downtown Detroit. Can anyone at EA tell us why they've jacked up the price despite the fact they'll lose hardly any sales to pirate copies? I thought piracy was supposed to killing the industry - they apparently eliminated it and end up raising the price.
  • Fat S.
    They are trying to take PC gaming the way of consoles, I will not be surpsied if ps4 and xbox 720 games are sold for £60 - £70 each.
  • chewbacca
    @Alexis It's EA. They're fucking money grabbing greedy cunts.
  • klingelton
    won't be buying.
  • Darren
    contemplated buying then noticed the price... lol. then the problems with the servers double lol... Big fail.

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