EA temporarily pulls The Simpsons: Tapped out from App Store

By Debabrata Nath
5 March 2012 17:34 GMT

EA’s pulled The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store, blaming the “overwhelmingly positive” reaction the game’s received as being the reason its put its servers under a lot of pressure.

“To ensure current players have the best possible experience, we’ve temporarily removed The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store to limit the game’s server capacity to its current players and address connectivity and lag time issues,” an EA statement issued earlier today stated.

“If you’ve downloaded the game, you can continue to play. Actually, your experience should only improve as we work on a solution. As soon as we have resolved these issues to handle greater player capacity, we will return The Simpsons: Tapped Out to the App Store so that even more people can enjoy this ‘life-ruiningly fun’ game.

“Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for their patience, and we will provide an update as soon as we have more information to share.”

This isn’t the first EA title that the publisher’s removed from the App store. Battlefield 3: Aftershock was removed from the App Store last week, and a full cancellation soon followed suit.

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