View Full Version : EA Offering Free Game to Users After SimCity Launch Problems

March 10th, 2013, 15:05
The SimCity launch earlier this week was a complete disaster (http://games.slashdot.org/story/13/03/06/155246/simcity-5-how-not-to-design-a-single-player-game). Single player games that require an Internet connection to enable forced multiplayer features (as well as acting as a form of DRM) is bad enough, but then to not be prepared for the demand such a popular franchise has, well, that's just dumb, and Lucy Bradshaw, EA's general manager for the Maxis Label,has admitted exactly that (http://www.geek.com/articles/games/ea-admits-simcity-launch-was-dumb-offers-players-a-free-game-2013039/)."They did not provide much details, but supposedly anyone who has SimCity now should get "a free PC download game from the EA portfolio (http://www.ea.com/news/a-simcity-update-and-something-for-your-trouble)." They are unrepentant about the always-online requirement though.