SimCity: EA confident of smoother European launch after US issues

Wednesday, 6th March 2013 10:04 GMT By Dave Cook

SimCity publisher EA has promised a smoother European launch following a string of Origin pre-load and server issues experienced after the US release.

After the game launched Stateside yesterday, Origin users who had pre-loaded the game ahead of release were unable to play, and that many players joined a queue for their turn to finally get their hands on it.

On Twitter, EA has promised a smoother launch across Europe on when the game drops on Friday:

We’ll be on hand to see if it does go smoothly.

Meanwhile, the first SimCity review scores have dropped. See the start of our score round-up here.

Thanks Eurogamer.



  1. hives

    Yeah, right… So allow us to pre-download at least… This is silly.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xXNapsterManXx

    @1 I’m in Australia and I pre loaded earlier today the game comes out here in 2 hours

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Tavarish

    @1&2, in theory you can pre-download game when yours account receives key for game because key is basically “Hey, he really owns this game and can access it” -flag. What happened with US launch was that keys weren’t distributed to accounts earlier than release day and time which caused whole “No pre-downloads” situation.

    If EA / Origin gives out keys early for EU then people can pre-download said game and some of the troubles could be averted. Still I would except clusterfuck of release because EU servers already have people on them, even from US, and as more rush in those servers most likely boggle.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    this is nonsense and ea know it….

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy


    when you figure out you never own digital downloads you maybe have a foot in the grave.. but thats how it goes when you suck up to all the brainwash crap they feed you in the usa…

    #5 2 years ago

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