*EDIT Scroll down for latest news on EA/Playfish social game shutdown-notice

In a bizarre move, EA/Playfish have announced today that they will be closing down both The Sims Social and SimCity Social. Why? Who knows. Check out the announcement below for SimCity Social and then let us know what you think in the comment section below!

SimCity Social is shutting down on June 14th.

We want to inform everyone in our community that as of June 14th, SimCity Social will be retiring on Facebook.

We know that you may be disappointed by this. Retiring games is never easy, we hope you’ve enjoyed playing SimCity Social as much as we enjoyed making it. Thank you to all of our passionate and dedicated players for supporting SimCity Social. We hope to see you in some of our other titles on Facebook and other platforms.


What is happening to SimCity Social on Facebook?

On June 14th SimCity Social will be retiring on Facebook which means the game will no longer be available for play.

Why is SimCity Social being retired?

We had to make the difficult decision to close down SimCity Social so we can reallocate development resources to other titles that we hope you’ll have just as much fun playing. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we thank you for everything you’ve added to the community.

When will SimCity Social be retired and no longer available for play?

As of June 14th, SimCity Social on Facebook will no longer be available to play.

Who will this affect?

Players of SimCity Social.

What can I play now?

EA offers a variety of other fun and free games for you to try. As valued players, we plan on offering you something to show our appreciation. Over the next few days, keep an eye on this post where we’ll announce a special offer to thank you for playing our game.

What if I have an existing balance of Diamonds in SimCity Social on Facebook?

Players are encouraged to spend their remaining balance of Diamonds in SimCity Social before the game is retired on June 14th. As of that date, any remaining Diamonds left in the game will be invalid.

What if I have a Playfish cash card I have not redeemed?

Players are encouraged to redeem and spend their Playfish cash cards before the game is retired on June 14th. After that date, you will need to contact customer service regarding your Playfish cash cards.

Please go to Help.ea.com and select Contact Us to contact Customer Service.

What will happen to the forums for SimCity Social?

The forums will be officially closed and taken offline on June 14th

*EDIT* EA Updated Statement

Today we are informing players of the difficult decision to retire some of our Facebook games: The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society.

After millions of people initially logged in to play these games, the number of players and amount of activity has fallen off.  For people who have seen other recent shutdowns of social games, perhaps this is not surprising.

EA will continue to deliver popular titles for Facebook, most notably games from PopCap, including Bejeweled BlitzSolitaire Blitz and the recently-announced Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.

For players who have enjoyed our games, we will be making a special offer to introduce you to a PopCap game.  You’re a valued fan and we want to make sure you get a smooth transition to PopCap.  More details about that offer will appear in-game soon.

Players with questions about the shutdowns can find FAQs linked here: The Sims SocialSimCity Social and Pet Society.  The titles will go offline on June 14, 2013.

On behalf of the teams who developed these games, thank you for playing.

Thanks Platinum Simmers for the updated EA Statement