If you’ve tried to play The Simpsons: Tapped Out since it came out on Thursday, chances are you’ve had difficulty connecting to the server, meaning you couldn’t play the game at all. It’s not just you. After receiving numerous complaints, EA has removed the game from the App Store in an effort to limit the number of people trying to sign on as they address the problems.
In a post on their help page, EA says:
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.
We’re hoping they get it fixed quickly, because it really is a terrific game; just read our review. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.