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EA Maxis Reports SimCity Server Problem Won't Be '100 Percent' Solved For A Few More Days

Forbes - Electronic Arts continues to battle a horrendous launch of what was expected to be one of the biggest PC games of 2013. The latest news on SimCity from the EA Maxis Studio General Manager Lucy Bradshaw is that the game publisher is close to an “all clear” for gamers to finally seamlessly experience the critically acclaimed PC game.

Those gamers who have been able to circumvent the always-online Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues have already logged nearly 8 million hours of gameplay. Just think of how much larger that number would have been if the most diehard fans could have logged in on launch day, or the next day, or the next, and so on. It’s now approaching nearly a week and SimCity is still not functioning at 100 percent.

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jagiii1295d ago

The game looks awesome, just haven't been able to play it.

Derekvinyard131295d ago

Wish I would have know this before I paid for it

josh143991295d ago

I bought the game today and luckily I've had zero problems.

aLucidMind1295d ago

Then you tried to play it, right? XP

ACEMANWISE1295d ago

If that is the case then wouldn't it be better to release the game when it's actually finished? All this negative press over trying to release a game a week too soon. Maybe they will learn from this.

cyguration1295d ago

It didn't matter when they released it, this was ALWAYS going to happen because always-on DRM is crap like that.

They could have waited a month and this still would have happened.

Every time an always-on DRM single-player game releases, this will happen. Every single time.

It happened with From Dust, it happened with Miner Wars and it happened with Diablo 3.

gamerlive1295d ago

Hindsight is 20/20, but hopefully EA and the rest of the industry will learn from this fiasco.

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