Simpsons iOS Game Pulled For Being Too PopularBy: Richard Stalker - March 5, 2012
On the heels of last weeks banishment of Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the iPhone App Store, EA has now removed The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The thing is they were both removed for very different reasons. Battlefield 3: Aftershock was pulled from the store due to complaints of instability and lack of content, just like the big game. The Simpsons was pulled from the store because it was too popular!
“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,” read an EA statement. “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.” The statement went on to thank everyone for their patience and promised to provide an update “soon.”