Electronic Arts is shuttering the windows on one of its most well-known development studios. Maxis, the developer behind SimCity and Spore, has pulled the plug on its Emeryville location. Don't worry, though. SimCity lives on.
We recently reported on a possible upcoming expansion pack for The Sims 4; one of many that EA and Maxis undoubtedly have planned for release. The expansion is called Outdoor Retreat and is scheduled for release this January.
Electronic Arts and Maxis have announced that there are new careers added to The Sims 4 that includes new business opportunities, athletic options and outfits to go along with those new life choices.
Fans, gamers and fanatics of The Sims had an opportunity to volley some questions off The Sims 4 producer, Grant Rodiek. One of the users made a list of things they would love to see in The Sims 5, but Rodiek quickly shot down any possibility of a sequel at the moment.
As is typical with most large games, The Sims 4 suffered lots of digitally pirated copies making their way throughout certain gaming circles upon its release. What a lot of the pirates didn't know was that the game's failsafe was to slowly pixelate the screen until the entire game is censored.
The executive editor at IGN has noted that the upcoming life-simulator from Maxis and Electronic Arts will have its review copies withheld until after the game is made available to the general public.
A new 10 minute gameplay video has surfaced for The Sim 4, with a detailed look at how some of the new gameplay features work, what some of the new and improved elements are like and how well some of the features work.
The Sims 4 will be borrowing a page from Battlefield 4's playbook. The game will offer players a Premium membership that provides early access to DLC.
Electronic Arts and Maxis released a new video of footage they showcased at this year's E3 event behind closed doors. Now, the entire public gets to see what only a select few managed to witness at the largest video game event of the year.
Recently, the company made a more visible blog posting about the absence of toddlers and pools, getting into a few of the tech specs behind the decision.
Electronic Arts has been under the microscope ever since their infamous run as the two-time running Worst Company in America. While they no longer hold such a disparaging moniker to the company's name, they sometimes carry out antics that might lead people to believe that they haven't completely changed from their old ways.
Today Maxis is releasing Update 10 for their 2013 SimCity reboot. This patch removes the widely despised online requirement for the game.
Maxis mentioned this weekend that they were still working on an offline mode for city-building game SimCity. Today they revealed that this mode will be part of Update 10, the game's next patch.
Maxis has addressed one of the major complaints with last year's SimCity reboot. No, they didn't remove the always-online requirement. They've enabled mod support for the city-building game.
Maxis is exploring the idea of an offline mode for SimCity, Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner announced today. What's more, they're also toying with the possibility of allowing mods.