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simcity_news_header_723x250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Mar 5, 2013

SimCity Breaks Ground Today

The game that laid the foundations for the entire simulation genre is back with SimCity launching on PC today - available at retailers worldwide and on Origin.

More than 10 years since the last SimCity installment, the team at Maxis in Emeryville has delivered the most expansive city management game yet. The game is already getting tons of praise - Eurogamer Sweden gave the game a perfect 10/10, Polygon gave the game a 9.5 saying it is "perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun" and Mail Online has called it a "masterpiece". The game made over 50 "Most Anticipated of 2013" lists and finally the wait is over. You can play by yourself, with your friends or with the rest of the world as you create the city of your dreams. 

Let us know what city you're excited to build and check out this spot with Adam DeVine of Workaholics!

Comments (105)

  1. Comment Flagged +18 -2
    Game purchased at Best Buy, will not install because of origin
    Mar 5, 2013
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  2. Comment Flagged +16 0
    To bad Origin will not let me install from disk the copy of SimCity I just bought for $60+ tax.
    Mar 5, 2013
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  3. +4 -1
    And when will it arrive on mac?? If I buy it for PC with my origin client for windows will I be able to DL sim city with my Mac client Origin aswell?? More info for mac users, please EA :)
    Mar 5, 2013
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  4. +10 0
    Bought a hard copy of the game and put in the product code and it didnt install, now it is saying that the code has already been used and it is not showing in my games section on Origin
    Mar 5, 2013
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  5. +3 0
    I also purchased a physical copy of the game. Once you redeem your code and try to install we are getting an error message and exit from the installation. The game does not show up in our libraries or order histories and our code has now been used. The wait times for live chat are too long as are via the telephone. There really wasn't a reason to pre-order this game since we cannot play it. People that went to a store to purchase this game should be able to install it with no problems.
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      No I bought a hard copy and still cant play...
      Mar 5, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      I preordered the limited DLC and i played for about 6 hours this morning and came home and i cannot get into a game nor can i find my previous 2 cities i designed this morning!
      Mar 5, 2013
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  6. +6 0
    Can you say stupid.....waiting for two hours on live chat to talk to someone...
    Mar 5, 2013
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  7. +8 0
    Your approximate wait time is between 985-990 minutes, or 16.5 hours. Seriously?
    Mar 5, 2013
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  8. +5 0
    Thank you EA.....seems like you needed to test this in beta. MY PRODUCT CODE HAS BEEN USED ALREADY!?! FML, I want to keep the game and be reimbursed for the cost bc I don't get to play. A**holes
    Mar 5, 2013
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  9. +4 0
    I got it of origin and it says ''not yet released''. WTF!!!!!!!
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      same problem here
      Mar 6, 2013
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  10. 0 -1
    When is official release date for Mac?? Come on already!
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. +1 0
      Ha Ha! Serve you right for having a Mac!
      Mar 6, 2013
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  11. +1 0
    Actually got my game installed, but it keeps losing connection to Origin servers and then hangs up or fails to save progress. Regional city interaction doesn't work correctly because of this as well. Not surprising that the predictions of problems are coming true.
    Mar 5, 2013
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      its seriously the inevitable. Its a new game, therefore servers get flooded and **** starts going wrong. sadly enough its one of the only ways to know WHAT exactly they still need to work on and also even more sadly enough we all love EA and have been so hyped up for this (or at least I have been) and this happens...Get off work, want to relax and now im sad :( but im more upset that i cant find my city from earlier! DLC worked earlier :(
      Mar 5, 2013
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  12. +7 0
    Another miserable failure of a management team. I don't blame the developers for making the decison to FORCE people to utilize an internet connection... that was a management decision. I just blew $60 on a game, settled into my chair, installed the game, and...... utter disappointment. "Sorry, we completely failed, because we want to hire business majors to make moronic, uneducated decisions about technology that should be handled by Tech professionals." Need to fire the management at EA.
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. +1 0
      Finally! Someone who understands the totem pole aspect of business!
      Mar 5, 2013
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  13. +7 0
    I bought it and thought it was for MAC.... WTF DO I DO NOW?? WAIT 5 years for customer service? I better get a refund... I have a mac and nothing happens....
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. +1 0
      Buy a real computer. Look on the bright side it will be cheaper and more powerful.
      Mar 6, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      i wish i could click thumbs up on this a thousand times!!! WTF is right!
      Mar 5, 2013
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  14. +10 0
    Maps are too small, servers don't work. Game has potential but should not have been released untill bugs were worked out. Make maps much larger, they are way too small, Simcity 3000 had larger maps and it was the size i expected in this new version.
    Mar 5, 2013
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  15. +2 0
    i pre ordered and bought the physical copy as well. I installed it fine and put in my cd key fine but when i click play in origin it gives me an error message that it cant connect to the servers to activate my key and to try again later
    Mar 5, 2013
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  16. +9 0
    My copy I bought at gamestop wont work and I have to wait 6 hours for customer support?! I am completely blown away at how LITTLE EA cares about their customer! bad move all around EA, bad move.
    Mar 5, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      i couldn't even find a number for customer support.
      Mar 8, 2013
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  17. +5 0
    Yeah, thanks a lot EA. I got a pre order for Christmas, and now the code I got with the virtual copy is already used. Nice job *********.
    Mar 5, 2013
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  18. +7 0
    Bought it right away at the store, been SIMCITY fan since nintendo. Got home I installed the game did everything I had to do to play, an hour later I got kicked out of the game because the network has fail, I reconnected by restarting the game and it didn't save my work. So I was like fine started over again, this time played for 3 hours and the same thing happened. I know its not my end because my buddy is playing MW4 online at the same time. I'm disappointed BIG time I mean what the heck.
    Mar 5, 2013
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  19. +8 -1
    Im not HAPPY! MOM! RETURN THIS GAME!NOW!
    Mar 5, 2013
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  20. +7 0
    I installed my game fine but it won't let me create or join any game. EA has a problem with every launch. Every madden game that comes out the servers are so ****** you can't play. I would of never bought this game if I new it would have these problems. This is another horrible launch from EA.
    Mar 5, 2013
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