Electronic Arts has made an announcement yesterday regarding SimCity’s current state, and although the company avoided to discuss whether it will remove its always-online DRM system, the big publisher revealed that all SimCity owners – who have suffered from those infamous server issues – will get a free PC game on March 18th.
Sadly – and despite the success of the Petition (well, we all saw that coming) – EA is still considering SimCity an online game and not an SP game that features a dreadful DRM system. Therefore, the company is trying to iron all those server issues and according to its statement, the server issues have improved significantly as they added more capacity.
“In the last 48 hours we increased server capacity by 120 percent. It’s working – the number of people who have gotten in and built cities has improved dramatically. The number of disrupted experiences has dropped by roughly 80 percent” reads EA’s statement and continues.
“The good news is that SimCity is a solid hit in all major markets. The consensus among critics and players is that this is fundamentally a great game. But this SimCity is made to be played online, and if you can’t get a stable connection, you’re NOT having a good experience. So we’re not going to rest until we’ve fixed the remaining server issues.”
EA’s statement concludes that SimCity players – who have activated their game – will receive an email on March 18th, telling them how to redeem their free game.
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