MySims PC-bound in October

EA's open-ended, kid-friendly creation sim heads to home computers with a new online mode this fall.

Electronic Arts has set a goal of $6 billion in annual sales by 2011, but at last count, it still has more than $2 billion to go. One way the publisher said it plans to close that gap is through its mass-market MySims franchise.

At its analysts and investors conference in February, EA informally announced MySims Kingdom and a PC port for the popular Wii and Nintendo DS game released in 2007. Having officially begun construction on Kingdom in May, the publisher today confirmed MySims will arrive for the PC this October.

On the PC, MySims builds on Will Wright's original creation by immersing pint-sized gamers in their own highly customizable towns. In the open-ended environment, players can flesh out first their characters' appearance and then build a variety of houses, stores, and other businesses. More than just a port of last year's game, the PC edition adds in multiplayer support, where players will be able to chat with and join in on schoolyard games, such as hide-and-seek and tag.

For a closer look at what new features EA has added to the PC edition of MySims, check out GameSpot's new preview.

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16 comments
nessquik95
nessquik95

I Love SIMS!! Love sims 2 the actual thing but really want mysims for ds... looks really good and will be similar to sims 2 on pc etc. so thumbs up for me. sims 3 is coming out woot!

Oni
Oni

This sounds like a complete waste off time. There again, any game with the word "Sims" plastered across it will sell. I'll wait for a proper Sims game. The third installment perhaps?

alientoaster
alientoaster

The game is very cute, and that's what they were going for. However, it doesn't seem like they captured the building and design aspects that make The Sims games so fun for many of us. I guess they left that out so it would work on consoles and to focus on "innovation" ... but really it fails at being the proper Sims title it could be.

techpunk
techpunk

"immersing pint-sized gamers" - I think that means it's for kids... or 'little people'? :P "where players will be able to chat with and join in on schoolyard games, such as hide-and-seek and tag" - Now kids too can avoid everyday social activites. I didn't think kids were supposed to chat online. :?

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Something to keep my sister busy till sims 3 i guess:P

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Something to keep my sister busy till sims 3 i guess:P

skyline7284
skyline7284

i liked the art style, and it sort of reminded me of Viva pinata (a bit like) but it was very shallow and kinda dissapointing. :(

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I hope it sure does a lot better then on PC.

Windowsflagman
Windowsflagman

they should just stick to the normal sims game, that game sucked

KingSigy
KingSigy

I'm not sure why this would even be considered a good idea.

Cipher92
Cipher92

In FEAR of being modded for every statement on gamespot I say: I agree 100% with this article regardless of it's truth of validity.

CVM_123
CVM_123

i will wait until sims 3

halomonkey1_3_5
halomonkey1_3_5

looks good(hopefully the mouse will turn it into a AAA game)

Jigen32
Jigen32

While I have a DS and a Wii I have never gotten to play either version. Perhaps if the PC version is released I'll consider playing that version, if its cheap enough. However, I'm looking forward to Spore first.