Kotaku just published a great summary article detailing the entire debacle around the SimCity release. It’s more concise then anything I could write, but then again, I’m not exactly the games journalist here. I’m just posting random opinions and stuff.
As I mentioned in the last post, I figured that EA would definitely be fixing the situation, but the questionable bit was how favorable the game would be viewed over the long term.
Unfortunately, Maxis has a habit of allowing managers to answer questions as if they are complete robots with zero capacity for sympathy. The bit about allowing PC gamers to have one of eight EA published games is pretty cool, though.
Let’s revisit this bad launch in about six months to see where everything is at.