SimCity has updated its blog and has stated that its making good progress in restoring stability to its servers. Lucy Bradshaw, the General Manager of EA's Maxis Label, stated that tens of thousands of new players are logging into SimCity everyday. SimCity's launch on March 5th was admittedly a huge failure. The always-on DRM and the server issues with the game resulted in a majority of players being unable to login, download the game, or even unlock their game.
Bradshaw stated that SimCity is seeing major improvements. She said that they have improved their server response time by up to 40 times, doubled the amount of players in-game, and have reduced the amount of server down times. They are also rolling out new servers and replacing their old servers so that more people will be able to maintain a stable connection to the game. However, because they're replacing the old servers, you may see some downtime in the near future.
Also mentioned by SimCity through its Official Twitter is the possibility of there being an offline mode in the future. While it won't happen anytime soon, it may be implemented in the future. The tweet says, "We have no intention of offlining SimCity any time soon but we'll look into that as part of our earning back your trust efforts."
SimCity will begin updating its servers today during the evening. This is great news for those of you who have the SimCity game and weren't able to refund it for your money back. Players will be updated through the EA forums as well as through the game launcher about pending updates. Also for those of you playing SimCity, you will also receive a free game from EA beginning on March 18th. We're still not sure whether or not you're allow to choose which game you get for free, or if it's going to be a selected by EA themselves.