Well, someone’s got it worse than I do with the typo situation. Electronic Arts (EA) launched a new version of that ultra-popular game on Tuesday. Ever since, disaster has struck the simulated metropolis, according to news reports and social media posts by cranky SimCity fans.
Error messages and random disconnections are making it nearly impossible to play the game. One reviewer hasn’t even been able to get in (ouch!). SimCity Senior Producer Kip Katsarelis issued a statement that said:
“We are hitting a number of problems with our server architecture, which has seen players encountering bugs, and long wait times to enter servers. This is, obviously, not the situation we wanted for our launch week and we want you to know that we are putting everything we have at resolving these issues.” That includes a response team working 24×7 to add more servers and fix bugs.
Read this CNET article for more on the disaster and the response.