With all the issues that have transpired in the launch of the much-anticipated “SimCity” video game, publisher Electronic Arts has now decided to halt many of its online marketing campaigns for this title. For those that have been following the release of “SimCity,” you are most likely aware of the massive amount of issues that have been created due to the online servers and the DRM for this game.
As reported by Polygon on March 8, Electronic Arts has examined this widespread of issues, resulting in the decision to deactivate many online marketing avenues for this product, such as affiliate marketing partners. Electronic Arts sent an e-mail to many affiliate partners that announced that they have deactivated all “SimCity” promotional material. We have “"deactivated all SimCity text links and creative and we ask you to please remove any copy promoting SimCity from your website for the time-being."
"To be clear we are continuing to payout commissions on all SimCity sales that are referred, however we are requesting that you please stop actively promoting the game. We will notify you as soon as the SimCity marketing campaigns have been resumed and our promotional links are once again live in the Linkshare interface. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause, and we thank you for your cooperation."
We will be sure to update you as further news develops around this title. For those interested, you can view a few screenshots taken from “SimCity” in the slideshow featured above this article.