Electronic Arts is not having the best of luck recently with its new iOS games. A few days ago, we reported that EA had decided to permanently remove Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the iOS App Store after players found it to have tons of performance and gameplay issues.
Now EA is dealing with problems with another iOS game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The free game (with microtransaction support) was made available to download on the App Store on March 1. The game itself, based on the long running TV show, has the player trying to recreate Springfield any way they wish after Homer destroys the town via a nuclear meltdown.
Not surprisingly, The Simpsons: Tapped Out quickly made its way to the top of the free iOS game charts. In fact, it became so popular that its players starting having connectivity issues. The problems were bad enough that EA decided to take the game off the iOS App Store. D'oh!
In a post on the game's Facebook page announcing this decision, EA says:
Yes, as a current player you can keep playing -- and things should only get better as we make improvements to connectivity. Once we have a solution, we’ll return the game to the App Store so new players can join in the fun. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience and support.