After weeks of waiting for the new SimCity I was disappointed to here about all of the DRM problems people were having. What a horrible way to launch a game, with players not even being able to play the game do to the servers being overloaded. I personally still have not purchased the game due to the amount of school work I have right now with finals week approaching. I am glad to here that EA was right on top of the problem. According to an EA press release, “players have been able to connect to their cities in the game for nearly 8 million hours of game play time and we’ve reduced game crashes by 92% from day one.” This is great news! I hope that this issue that SimCity at launch will serve as a reminder that always connecting to the internet has its issues and should not be the permanent solution to stopping pirating.
One can checkout the EA press release here.