EA announces The Sims 3

Written by Joe Martin

March 20, 2008 | 13:31

Tags: #sims #the-sims-3

Companies: #electronic-arts

Electronic Arts has just unveiled the latest game in The Sims franchise, imaginatively titled The Sims 3. EA is touting the game as it's new flagship next-gen PC game and is projecting a 2009 release.

Personally, we would have thought the flagship game would have been Spore - but it looks like there's enough Will Wright to spread around. Oh, ew.

The Sims 3 is being billed as featuring a wholly new and next-gen engine and a larger neighbourhood to play in. The game has been in development for three years now and is hoping to deliver "unlimited customisation" to players, as well as new realistic personalities.

The Sims franchise is now one of the biggest games out there and has sold a total of 98 million copies - impressive even if you can't stand the game.

The Sims 3 will also be categorised under the new studio label system EA is using and which was described to us by Matt Atwood of BioWare. All Sims games will now come from a dedicated studio under The Sims label.

What do you reckon to The Sims games? Are they any good, or are the just for those girly casual gamers? Let us know in the forums.
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