EA Revokes SimCity Beta Ban Clause for Not Reporting Bugs

The clause in the SimCity beta EULA that stipulates that failing to report a bug will have you permanently banned from all EA games is being revoked.

An EA representative contacted Kotaku with the following statements:

“The clause in the EA Beta Agreement for the SimCity beta was intended to prohibit players from using known exploits to their advantage. However, the language as included is too broad. EA has never taken away access to a player’s games for failing to report a bug. We are now updating the Beta Agreement to remove this point.”

The rep further clarified the issue, stating:

“We have never taken away access to a player’s games for not reporting a bug, and quite simply it’s not something we would ever do. Players don’t have anything to be concerned about there—just some language that was far too broad in the original agreement, and is being updated now.”

While we don’t know what the updated EULA looks like, we can only assume that it is less severe.

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1 Comment on EA Revokes SimCity Beta Ban Clause for Not Reporting Bugs

R.J.

On January 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I’d be curious how they would even know. It would be far too difficult to know whether the person actually knew a bug occurred. There could be lots of tiny bugs that the player didn’t even notice.