If you have been playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out, you have surely noticed it has been plagued with server issues with some users losing their saved game data and in-app micro purchases. EA has finally owned up to this and has pulled the new Simpsons game from the App Store.
This new message was added to the EA help page:
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 so that even more people can enjoy this “life-ruiningly fun” game. Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for their patience, and we will provide an update as soon as we have more information to share.
There is no eta for the return of the game to the App Store, but let’s hope it doesn’t suffer the same fate as Battlefield 3: Aftershock, which had a disastrous launch and was pulled from the App Store permanently.