Having made somewhat of a splash on iOS, EA has pulled licensed title The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store.
The publisher blames the “overwhelmingly positive” reaction to the game, which has put its servers under a lot of pressure.
“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,” an EA statement confirmed.
“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.”
The news follows EA’s removal and then apparent cancellation of Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the Apple App Store last week.