The SimCity situation hasn’t gotten better. Amazon has since removed the game from its service, citing issues with the game’s performance. “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,” Amazon’s listing for the game states. That’s bad enough, but EA has actively removed features from the game in order to get things operational. “We are continuing to do everything we can to address the server issues. In the meantime, so that we can give you as good an experience as possible, we are in the process of deploying a hotfix to all servers,” a post on the official forum stated. “This includes various improvements and also disables a few non-critical gameplay features (leaderboards, achievements and region filters). Disabling these features will in no way affect your core gameplay experience.”
SimCity Woes: EA Disables Features, Amazon Halts Game’s Sales
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