EA Australia Claims Sim City Is Back Up And Running...

EA Australia has just informed us that it believes that Sim City is back up and running. According to the team, a group of people have been playing the office with no issues for a few hours. They're asking Australians to jump back in and give it a try.

A number of people we know have also managed to start playing the game with less trouble than before, but some are reporting that city sharing still isn't working, which makes some elements of play difficult. Still, after a day of waiting, it's a step forward.

Let us know how you're all going in the comments below.


    Lets see how it goes when we reach primetime this evening.

    There is a Kickstarter project for a SimCity like game, that will not feature this always online for single-player games nonsense.

    Check it out if you are disappointed with SC5. Its called Civitas.


    Lies, ive been trying all day. Servers keep dropping out.

    Complete nonsense, servers are still down and disconnect before entering a world. I lost all progress I made yesterday, 2 hours down the EA drain... yay.

      Servers are down, attempting to reconnect.

      *Update EA were mistaken, servers are still down.
      - Mark Serrels

    Servers are back up !
    Who cares !?
    Nope, my bad servers are still down!
    Who cares !?

    EA are like Coles.

    Down down. Servers are down!

      yea but coles gives you cheap food and doesn't make you connect to the internet just to eat your food

        "You want these dinner foods? You're gonna have to stand in the five cent only line."

        The horror that would be.

      I hate that song, but damn.. You got a laugh out of me then. +1

    I've been playing much of this afternoon with no worries at all.

    been playing about 6 hours now, i've had 1 drop out.

      been playing some simcity 2000 for kicks, 0 drop outs so far for the past 17 years

    I haven't been able to connect to a server at all! Maybe something to do with not owning the game.

    I ain't touching this game with a bargepole of extreme dimensions.

    "Your server is experiencing very high volume. You are now in a queue. The play button will become active once space is available. To play immediately, select another server."

    And there's a timer counting down from 19 minutes...

    Hey EA, thanks but no thanks! I think to play immediately, I'll just select another game...

    Well I've been in the game since 2pm Adelaide time, then origin restarted itself for some reason and i was booted from sim city only to be put into a 20 minute queue

    Let me know after the beta testers have logged on and are able to play, okay?

    I've been playing on the Europe West Server for a few hours earlier. The only problem I was having what that the side missions your sims give you were bugged, and progress on them weren't being tracked properly so they weren't completable.

    Found this today. This is how well the game played today in Australia.


    EA has cluster f*ck title launch.

    ...no surprises, SWTOR or BF3 launch anybody?

      Swtor launch was fine bar some waits on high pop servers just like every mmo ever. One of the most stable mmo launches latency/continuity wise I've ever experienced. The state of the game at launch on the other hand.

      Last edited 08/03/13 8:56 pm

    Still in a server queue and wondering why my butt is so sore

    This use to be a good SINGLE PLAYER game until EA killed it !

    Just got a 4 hour long session done with no hiccups which was very nice.

    Game is great by the way!

    Can't get the game to launch. I click play, get a black screen and the music stops. Continues to run in the background, but I can't play it.

    You have to queue to actually play the game you just bought. That is just nuts . Wonder what genius thought about that. We have game that has to constantly validate via the internet to actually single player

      Sure you have to queue on Oceanic, but there is no wait for Europe 1,2,3 and 4. None of the servers have any lag, so geographical proximity doesn't need to come into the equation when choosing a server.

        I also managed to play on europe east 1 last night, but as at 7:20 am today (9th) its all busy and all has a Q.

          We do need another Oceanic server however. Surely the whole of South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand can't all be expected to share just one local server?

    So I only just now had time to try the game. Seemed to be, like 6 servers available. Just did the tutorial then started my first city with no hiccups or waiting. Hope it keeps that way so I can a bunch tonight.

    I managed to get on the Europe West 3 server at around 7:30 tonight. The Oceania server was too busy, I waited in the queue for about half an hour before I decided just to pick another server.

    Just finished playing now. Played pretty well, no lag, and only once did I have to reconnect. So, pretty happy considering how frustrating last night was. :)

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