Edge of Reality prepping Xbox 360, PS3 Sims

Incredible Hulk developer's job listing indicates EA's best-selling virtual life franchise is coming to Microsoft's, Sony's consoles.

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Last week, information surfaced that Edge of Reality's upcoming slate may have unexpectedly been lightened. According to the LinkedIn profile of a former developer, Sega pulled the plug earlier this year on Cipher Complex, an espionage-themed modern-day action game originally announced in 2006. And though neither Sega nor Edge of Reality confirmed that situation, the studio remains at work on a number of high-profile projects for Electronic Arts.

When you're a Sim, you're a Sim for life.

According to a job listing on industry news site Gamasutra, Edge of Reality is collaborating with EA on "multi-platform titles with The Sims Studio," which only makes Sims games. The open position in question--lead designer--notes that the game, which an Edge of Reality representative confirmed has yet to be announced, is in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Sims franchise has yet to appear on Microsoft's or Sony's flagship consoles. However, in November 2006, former EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson not only revealed the existence of The Sims 3, but also stated that the Sims series was in development for the Wii and PS3. The intervening years have seen a number of Sims titles released on the Wii, including SimAnimals and the MySims spin-off series. The PS3, however, has remained Sims-free.

Notably, Edge of Reality's previous work includes the console port of the original The Sims, which received positive reviews when it released for the PlayStation 2 in 2003.

The job listing further notes that Edge of Reality is currently assisting BioWare in the console editions of the Canadian developer's anticipated fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of Dragon Age are expected to ship alongside the PC version on October 20.

Discussion

113 comments
air_JB
air_JB

i cant wait i have xbox 360 and about to get the ps3 so yea cant wait

lucky711t
lucky711t

Cool! I have all the console Sims games and most are great! I am very excited about this! As i do agree, the PC version is and will always be king! An Xbox 360 and PS3 version sounds cool! It'll have great graphics and be really cool! I cannot wait!

60spaure
60spaure

Sims 3 is never the same thing on consoles. But sometimes it's good. Never as much as PC, but sometimes good.

misterbossman
misterbossman

i used to LOVE playing sims2 coop with my friend awhile ago, but xbox360 sims 3 sounds awesome! hopefully we'll have the ability of a second floor and NO FIRE CODE. NO FIRE CODE. NO FIRE CODE. i say this three times and in unnecessary caps because i HATED FIRE CODE.

Niner0
Niner0

I'll pass on this...

TWilliamz
TWilliamz

@Barighm Maybe you haven't realized it yet, but you're already living a virtual second-life in a non-fictional setting when you play whatever games you enjoy playing.

MarioGirl64
MarioGirl64

Hopefuly these wii titles will be better than the MySims, just sayin' :P

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Hopefully they'll go back to the freedom of how Sims Bustin Out was with all the normal sims options as opposed to the Urbz type stuff where you aren't able to fully make your own house any way you like it. One of my favorite parts of playing the original PC game was making my dad's and grandparent's houses in the game! If only in the new one they let players create much bigger homes since we don't have memory cards holding memory back anymore. :)

zeroking420_666
zeroking420_666

ok so they done the console version which I enjoy playing so here to them if they can make the sims on next gen as good as the pc version.

sand2190
sand2190

i hope it sticks more towards the pc version of the sims 3. huge roaming towns and complete customizations. tho if i does not the games in the past have been enjoyable but the pc versions were always king

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

i knew this was going to happen, this'll be much better since you can install stuff which means expansions are actually expansions and not just separate spin-offs.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

does PC have any good exclusives which it can share with consoles? i doubt crysis on console will match online of games currently on the market, and it wont even come near the new releases. as for sims.....why wouldnt i just go on PS Home? better community, new stuff every now and then, talk and interact with REAL people and play minigames. tons of stuff coming out in future like trophy galleries ect.

muzza93
muzza93

Sims 2 was good on PS2 and it had co-op, i liked it

Normaral85
Normaral85

Good news, cause my Wii wasn't doing much and hopefully they put as much care in to the Wii as the do all the other platforms.

Korrupt_Soul
Korrupt_Soul

Wow it's coming for all systems. Id perfer this for the Wii coz of point and click. Besides all my Wii is doing is collecting dust.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i saw this coming :P

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

I might check this out, it somewhat interests me in it's own way. :) --- @Halcalix - /agree. -> +1 [quote="CoolKidX"] Meh I dont think much of it, Sims 2 sucked on ps2 and xbox, why would sims 3 be better? I dont know about this one. I prefer the PC [/quote] I actually preferred the PS2 version of Sims 2, as it had the ''-mode thingie.

Trogeton
Trogeton

Milking or not, what ever some people call it, it's still keeping the franchise alive so stop whining

Halcalix
Halcalix

@Kei neoblood DEATH TO ALL FANBOYS!!:evil:

Barighm
Barighm

The Sims sounds great, but...I dunno. I do a lot of things in video games, but living a virtual second-life in a non-fictional setting just strikes me as crossing a line.

Korrupt_Soul
Korrupt_Soul

They didn't say it's coming to xbox360 people. I donno what you guys are reading.. It's coming to PS3 and Wii.

tatu2004
tatu2004

a 360 version of the sims 3 well i will buy it for sure..!! if it's true..

TheGamr101
TheGamr101

Hope its the Sims 3 and not some stupid bare-bones spin-off. Like we had last generation.

DoomsdayLIVES
DoomsdayLIVES

Current PC Tech and Cosoles that came out in 2005 and 2006 are not on the same level by any means.

tonicmole
tonicmole

I can't wait for a console sims. The reason they have been so much better on the PC is because they where running on last gen consoles. This generation is equal to it's PC counter parts so we should see a pretty impressive port.....I hope.

Laiska_pummi
Laiska_pummi

Sorry for another comment on the same, but I'd like to add that Sims is it's best on PC, but Bustin' Out was enjoyable and new generation consoles are more powerful and would have more possibilities.

Laiska_pummi
Laiska_pummi

I have Sims Bustin' Out! on PS2, and now I would want a new sims game for my current generation console (X360).

21655
21655

But of course, since developers are either short-sighted or extremely lazy, they don't bother to make any of these games for the Wii. The Sims is basically a sort of point-and-click game, and with its Wiimote, the Wii excels at these sorts of games. It mystifies me how EoR has opted instead to make the game for consoles with regular controllers instead.

Nezerik
Nezerik

I got it. It rules. Way better then sims 2/1

Revolution_Ali
Revolution_Ali

That's good....But I ve never enjoyed Sims on my consoles....

CoolKidX
CoolKidX

Meh I dont think much of it, Sims 2 sucked on ps2 and xbox, why would sims 3 be better? I dont know about this one. I prefer the PC.

Cb9983
Cb9983

Wow just what the world needs more of another sims game y-e-a-h i swear im e-x-c-i-t-e-d a-b-o-u-t this.

grand17
grand17

i was just about to buy this for pc but kept hoping it would come to ps3, i hope it comes soon! i have the sims on ps2 and brought it back recently to play on my ps3 lol.

WiseAsh
WiseAsh

It seems to me that the new focus on achieving goals in Sims 3 would translate really well to the console. The open ended sandbox style of the first 2 were fine but not something I could sit on my couch and focus on. I hope they just polish up a nice translation of the Sims 3.

Wulf-Kin
Wulf-Kin

yeah i was pretty sure it said ps3 slim lmao

BigBoi17
BigBoi17

WOAH I THOUGHT IT SAID SLIMS TOO FOR LIKE A SPLIT SECOND lol...But I it said sims and thats even BETTER. I was just commenting on a blog asking if the Sims 3 was coming to consoles...

Isayama
Isayama

Its okay okassar, I also thought it said "PS3 slims" at first lolz.

okassar
okassar

Am I the only one that thought the title said "PS3 slims" at first?Lulz.Oh how the eyes play tricks.

Regisland
Regisland

@nintendoboy16 yup..specially halo,guitar hero and DBZ

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

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Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

I want the sims to intergrate HOME into the game. Also allow other people to play in my game. like CO OP, online. they can come to my world and interact and i can go to his world and interact. i can see Sony building a whole part for Sims players to meet and link up, and launch into co-op mode.