The Simpsons: Tapped Out Yanked from Apple App Store

Last week EA Mobile removed Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the Apple App Store because users complained about stability and a lack of content. Now we have learned that another recently released iOS title, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, has been yanked from Apple's App Store. This time out EA says that it pulled the popular free app from the marketplace because of an "overwhelmingly positive" reaction to the game. 

Wait, what? Yes, apparently the demand was so high for the free app that it put EA's servers under a lot of pressure. Those that have already downloaded the game can still play it but new users will have to wait to get their hands on it while EA works out some technical issues.

"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," read an EA statement.

"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."

The statement went on to thank everyone for their patience and promised to provide an update "soon."


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