A few days ago I posted about EA Mobile’s newest free to play game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out. I was finding that the game is actually a real fun “city building” style game. Unfortunately, the game has run into several Network and performance issues that have forced EA to temporarily pull it from the App Store. The yanking of the game is due to overwhelming play, which has strained the servers to the max. Anyone that had previously downloaded it will be good to go sans a few bugs that have been reported. However, anyone looking for it will have to wait until EA works out the server connectivity issues on the back end.
As I originally said, the game is a fun time waster and even better if you sign up and use EA’s Origin Mobile system to play against your friends. In the meantime, here is the actual EA Support post explaining why the game was temporarily yanked:
“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.
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 game. Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for their patience, and we will provide an update as soon as we have more information to share.”
Hopefully the game will be brought back soon so that more players can be added and we can access the updated versions.