The Sims Heading To PS3, Xbox 360
It's one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, and to make it even more successful, it seems as if EA wants to expand the potential fan base of The Sims.
According to a Gamasutra job listing, it's apparent that developer Edge of Reality is preparing to bring an installation of The Sims to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. They're looking for someone with console experience and they're not hiding the franchise name, so it's basically inevitable at this point. If you're wondering The Sims has never come to a Sony or Microsoft console this generation, and in the eyes of many, it's long past time for the series to make the leap, especially given the ever-rising popularity of consoles. With a combined PS3/360 installed user base of nearly 55 million, EA isn't about to ignore the possibility for jacking sales through the roof once more. But on a disappointing note, it seems that Sega has canned the other Edge of Reality project, Cipher Complex. As reported by GameSpot, Sega has evidently pulled the plug on the espionage stealth/action title, which is unfortunate. It was a cool idea, and one we would've liked to have seen on store shelves.
The latter isn't official yet, though, so there's still hope. And as far as The Sims on consoles...well, why not. It isn't really our thing - still a touch creepy, says I - but popular things sell, and that's that.
8/6/2009 John Shepard