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.