EA have apparently learned some lessons from SimCity's awkward American release, promising EU players that Origin servers will be ready for action on Friday.
"We’re making changes to prevent further issues, and are confident that Origin will be stable for international launches later this week," reads a new tweet from @Origininsider, following numerous SimCity customers being unable to log into the US servers since yesterday's release. Origin has been struggling to keep up with demand, leading to endless queues and failed login attempts.
"The SimCity servers are currently inundated with the masses of eager mayors attempting to govern their cities," apologised EA in a statement.
"We are working to clear traffic from the roads and hope to have all players managing their cities as soon as possible. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution to this issue."
Since we can't actually review SimCity until the EU servers go live, our full verdict will sadly have to go live after the fact.
Though we're excited about SimCity's 'always connected' philosophy and the new gameplay opportunities it provides, this rather inelegant start has got us a little worried about the future. What happens during maintenance... or worse, server shutdowns months or years from now? Let us know whether you're looking forward to SimCity as much as we are in the comments.