x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

SimCity traffic woes ease

Sim City's developers say they have increased server capacity for the popular game's new edition, to avoid server issues.

The new SimCity has been beset by server issues.
The new SimCity has been beset by server issues.

Traffic is quite often an issue in SimCity games, but usually only regarding the pixelated cars as your metropolis expands.

Unfortunately, since it launched last week, the new SimCity has been beset with server issues, with more wannabe mayors logging on than anticipated.

The problem stems from the game’s “always online” approach. “More people played and played in ways we never saw in the beta,” said Lucy Bradshaw of the game’s developer Maxis. “OK, we agree that it was dumb, but we are committed to fixing it.”

Maxis has since said it has increased server capacity by 120 per cent and that nearly eight million gaming hours have already been logged.