The release of SimCity has been a disaster for EA and the many people that bought the game. The release is so bad, EA now has to suspend advertising the game.
An internal email was released to EA’s marketing affiliate partners requesting them to stop promoting the game for the time being. This is because the game’s online servers are still being fixed and the game still remains unplayable for most gamers.
Here’s what the email said obtained from Polygon:
“To be clear we are continuing to payout commissions on all SimCity sales that are referred, however we are requesting that you please stop actively promoting the game,” the email reads. “We will notify you as soon as the SimCity marketing campaigns have been resumed and our promotional links are once again live in the Linkshare interface. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause, and we thank you for your cooperation.”
The main problem with SimCity is that it requires an always online DRM. Even if you want to play the game in single player mode, you can’t unless the servers are up but they’re not…