SimCity unreported bug bans “not something we would do”, says EA

Wednesday, 23rd January 2013 00:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has denied it has plans to issue Origin account bans to SimCity players who fail to report bugs, as suggested by the beta’s terms of service.

“The clause in the EA Beta Agreement for the SimCity beta was intended to prohibit players from using known exploits to their advantage. However, the language as included is too broad,” an EA representative told Kotaku.

“EA has never taken away access to a player’s games for failing to report a bug. We are now updating the Beta Agreement to remove this point.”

In a later comment, the representative said taking away access games due to unreported bugs isn’t EA’s idea of a good time.

“Quite simply it’s not something we would ever do,” the representative said

“Players don’t have anything to be concerned about there – just some language that was far too broad in the original agreement, and is being updated now.”

SimCity’s beta kicks off this weekend; signups have already closed. It launches on PC in early March.



  1. deadstoned

    No harm done, just another opportunity for everyone to bash EA :-/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    ^And people with little to none thought process took that opportunity…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    Of course, it’s not like EA has ever been responsible for incredibly questionable and/or immoral Origin bans in the past, right? Right? …oh wait.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. roadkill

    @1 and 2 So what if some people bashed EA? It was a legitimate concern. You don’t just stand and do nothing when something like this comes up to the surface. Only an idiot would do that.

    #4 2 years ago

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