SimCity limped onto US PCs yesterday. I say limped because loads of people found themselves locked out of the game due to launch day server issues. Apparently the Origin and SimCity servers just weren’t ready for the masses of American gamers who have been waiting ten years for a new SimCity game.
“We are experiencing overwhelming demand,” EA said via the Origin Twitter account, “which is keeping some users from accessing their games. We’re working as fast as we can to resolve.”
Luckily for the rest of the world, SimCity isn’t out yet, so EA has time to get things fixed before opening the doors to gamers in Europe, UK, Australia and us here in South Africa. “We’re making changes to prevent further issues and are confident that Origin will be stable for international launches later this week,” EA said. The game is out in South Africa on Friday, and despite EA’s latest announcement regarding server issues being fixed by then, you should probably anticipate a bumpy ride for at least the first couple of days. We’re not being pessimistic, but rather realistic. And maybe a little grumpy.