Fans left queuing for access to game on Origin servers
SimCity players have experienced difficulty starting and playing games of SimCity since its early morning Tuesday launch.
Like Diablo III and the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II, SimCity requires a constant internet connection in order to function. Because of the high volume of traffic, players have had problems logging on to Origin, EA’s digital distribution platform, in order to download or play SimCity.
The trouble is currently thought to be related to Origin’s servers. According to MCV UK and Rock Paper Shotgun, logging on to Origin to play SimCity sometimes results in being placed in a queue, with reported waits of up to a half-hour, even to access the private play areas.
Though by no means all-encompassing, SimCity’s technical difficulties have made it challenging for many players to experience portions of the game.
SimCity’s opening day issues are reminiscent of Diablo III’s rocky release last May, which saw similar accessibility problems early on due to its persistent online connections. If SimCity’s troubles aren’t in the same vein as Diablo III’s infamous “Error 37,” they seem awfully close.
Developer Maxis has yet to comment on the exact causes of SimCity’s launch difficulties as of press time. Hopefully, the congestion will play out similarly to Diablo III’s initial hiccups, with most of its connection errors wrapping up around a week or so after its release.
However, with the game releasing in mainland Europe, Australia and Japan tomorrow and the UK on Friday, demand is set to rise in the near future.
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