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SimCity allegedly launched at midnight Eastern time, but Electronic Arts’ servers are struggling to keep up.

Common issues include Electronic Arts’ Origin service giving multiple error codes and the game not even showing up as downloadable to people who purchased it. I’m suffering from the latter.

We contacted EA to ask about these issues, but the publisher hasn’t responded to our request for a comment. The company’s official Origin Twitter account did finally provide a statement:

Here’s a plethora of other humans struggling to get their city simulation on: