Update: It doesn’t really get much more ambitious than Life by You, so it’s perhaps no surprise it’s launching into Early Access on PC before even considering consoles. The game, teased earlier in the year and now officially unveiled, sees you effectively taking control of an entire open world city, where you have the freedom to effectively alter and adapt, well, everything.
To be honest, we’re not overly sold on the more realistic art style, but clearly there’s even more depth and flexibility available here than The Sims 4. That means it’s likely to launch pretty buggy, but it’ll be interesting to see how this expands and evolves over the course of its lifespan.
Original Article: Life simulation games, like The Sims, are big business – but there aren’t many of them. Nintendo has dabbled in the sector with rivals like Animal Crossing and Tomodachi Life, and there’s also Disney Dreamlight Valley, but otherwise there’s The Sims 4 and that’s more or less your lot. Life by You, a project led by EA veteran Rod Humble, looks poised to finally enter the potentially profitable arena.
While no systems have been announced just yet, this very much looks like a spiritual successor to The Sims in its first trailer, showing some property customisation and a human character pottering about a kitchen. A full reveal will debut from 9AM PT on 20th March, and presumably platforms will be officially announced there.
We know EA is working on a new version of The Sims, but it’s said that it’s in very early development, and is likely years away. That’s a shame because, despite the continued addition of new content, The Sims 4 is beginning to feel very creaky these days – especially if you’re playing on console, where loading times are long. It’d be nice to get something new on the more powerful PS5.
It does not seems polished enough yet and animations feel kinda chunky. But, guess, it's in the middle of development at the moment, so let's hope for the best.
It looks like someone described the Sims over the phone
Sigh.... It had to be paradox
Hopefully the Paralives devs don't have outrageous DLC practices like Paradox and EA
Maybe a version of the Sims with more animations and not a million overpriced DLCs that disjoint the features and items of the game. And is worth playing without 6 or 7 DLCs too.
The Sims needs competition. Hopefully from a developer that adds more content to the base game rather than separate it into 100+ dlc's.
I just hope you don't have to buy 8 million dlc's that cost 30 or 40 bucks.
Why not just live your life? Put all that time and energy into bettering yourself and your environment.
The Sims competitor ?
Hopefully the game will not include too many DLC like The Sims.
EA is a greedy company.
So we might get a buggy version on console late 2024 if we're 'lucky' and then of course a myriad of DLC to follow. Doesn't look all that interesting anyway.
Cool but since paradox is the publisher, this game is going to get as many if not more dlc then sims
Definitely has potential, but the world looked empty with roads and streets nearly void of traffic, and streets with nearly no people.
While watching the trailers I wished it would be GTA 6 trailers. However some of Sims features put in GTA 6 could be interesting. Stuff like improved interactions with npc's, friendships, dating, and romance.
Could be great, but it remains to be seen. As as others have said, the prospect of DLC concerns me. The many paid expansion packs are the main reason why I've not played much of modern The Sims games.
Better off just role playing in GTA Online.
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