New Sims 3 expansions landing in 2013

EA announces Sims 3 expansions for 2013; new games will allow players to send their Sims to university, explore houseboats, and travel to the future.

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The Sims 3 series will have new content this year. EA's Maxis label has announced additional expansions for the PC and Mac versions of the game, including The Sims 3: University Life and The Sims 3: Island Paradise. In addition to these, an untitled new expansion and a stuff pack are currently in development for release later this year.

The Sims 3: University Life is expected to be available from March this year, and will allow players to enrol their Sims in university, attend classes, earn degrees and experience college lifestyle. In addition to new gameplay elements, players can also take their Sims through a new college town to explore new features.

The announcement also revealed a limited edition pack that is available for pre-order, which includes a party pack with additional in-game items.

The Sims 3: Island Paradise will allow players to take their Sims out on customisable houseboats and investigate uncharted islands, manage resorts, and explore the ocean. The expansion is slated for release in June this year.

In addition to the new games, EA has also revealed an untitled expansion pack that will grant Sims the ability to travel to the future, and a stuff pack featuring iconic movie themes and settings. Both untitled games are expected to be released this year.

The expansions and stuff packs will require The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play. For more on the core game, check out GameSpot's review of The Sims 3.

Discussion

75 comments
carriecallum395
carriecallum395

To be quite honest, I don't mind that they have redone the old expansion packs, they've improved them! Seasons is so much better! I like all the sims, I will continue to waste my money on the imaginary world, I love sims, sims 2 and sims 3 all equally.

m327
m327

money leeching parasites

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

Why not just make an MMO Sims and let people live their lives? I'm tired of AI fake relationships.

Vayans
Vayans

considering what EA did to the mass effect trilogy(and no, I'm not talking about just the ending, I'm talking about how their stupid deadlines and greed for profit cut short it's potential for greatness. sure, it's grand now...but imagine what it could have been if BIoware had been given free reign....), It wouldn't surprise me if they have us buying 'building houses' and 'making sims' as expansionpacks for number 4. plus all the other stuff they'll be reselling rather than just putting in there to begin with. How many times are we gonna have to pay for the same shit? If EA gets to decide, until the day we die. 

EA. Rat Bastard of the gaming industry. No bleepin' question. Thank you.

JDFS
JDFS

Wasted stupid students playing beer pong and bitching about each other... looks like a great Expansion pack idea... NOT

AlexTehGr8
AlexTehGr8

Yarrr me hearties, off to the bay we go

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Do you think it's bad if I ask EA for The Sims 2 Complete Collection like the first?

Morokoo
Morokoo

People are complaining about The Sims 4 not being released, what are you going to do when it is? Complain about them not releasing 5 or complain about what's wrong with it's expansions you don't have to buy?

Cornholio_tp
Cornholio_tp

I love the sims, but they're just repackaging their old expansions into the 3rd installment. I'm not even going to bother with seasons nor university life.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Of all things to focus on, university life...Why not just go LIVE university life??

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

The Sims 3 is a decent game, but man does the price add up with all the expansion packs (some of which should've just been in the game to start with.)

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

They really need to fix the horrible LAG that happens when the game engine cant reset a sim thats got stuck in the map, I hate it, its annoying as hell have a gaming rig that can play this game like on high and yet this stupid 1-2 sec stutter keeps popping up because theres some engine coding issues. They should at least fix that before they release any more and the new expansions should have 1000 Sim Points with them like Adventures did and stop doing stupid ones like Diesel stuff and High End Loft Stuff (NON OF IT WENT IN MY LOFT)

Sydrum
Sydrum

world's no.1 scam. keep on buying people.

Lattata
Lattata

Never liked Sims University. Sims 3 island Paradise though...that looks interesting.

Alves_19
Alves_19

It is time for The Sims 4!!  Sims 3 has lots of expansions with lots of useless stuff that you never use, useless actions, and annoying activities...   

OmegaRecon
OmegaRecon

I stopped picking up anything "Sims" when the Aspirations EP came out. The game is lame compared to it's predecessors.

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

I've been considering getting The SIms 3 for the PC and all of it's expansions, I love Sims 3 on the 360.  If the PC version is as good as that one then that would be a nice time sink.

mat989
mat989

.... does anyone actually care about those expansions nowadays?

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

In other news, the sun will rise and set on a daily basis.

V3rciS
V3rciS

we could care less about sims...

svaubel
svaubel

Ahh the Sims. The game where every DLC pack is 29$ or 39$.

Anigmar
Anigmar

What worries me is the fact they release them much faster now, which means less time fixing bugs and with every expansion new bugs+old bugs... I like Sims 3 a lot, own most of stuff but they have to slow down a bit and fix issues.


Also this long term announcement means no Sims 4 this year at least which makes sense. EA is struggling economically so a big investment in new engine+game development isn't logical. They just need to keep hoarding money for now and the Sims 3 is their most stable franchise at the moment.

adam2893
adam2893

@tgwolf probably one of the dumbest comments i have seen in a while.

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

@LesserAngel on steam right now to add the entire Sims 3 DLC will cost $420.

Not even sure if Steam has all expansions though (might may be origin exlclusives? im not sure)


But even during the steam winter sale, 66% off, so ~$150 where not everything was on sale is still way too much for a single game...talk about nickel and diming...EA knows how to squeeze money out of people.

Alesthra
Alesthra

@Venatorcruiser Real wold logic doesn't work in sims because they live about 100 days (at normal lifetime). So 100days for sims is same as 100years. 


jd130oo
jd130oo

@Dav_id83 I agree. On a side note the only way that I could find to fix that annoying stutter was using mods that actually could reset the stuck sims and cars... Sorry for being "ignorant" but it just seems as if the actual developers could not fix something that fans could, and that is just a bad thing for a company's image imho.

Ailith
Ailith

@Sydrum Don't see how it's a scam when people enjoy it.

catsimboy
catsimboy

@Alves_19 Not to mention The Sims 3 is so poorly optimized it can take 5 minutes for the game to load if you have enough expansions installed. They should really just make these spin-offs like the Sims Stories games.

Anigmar
Anigmar

@Smokescreened84 Usually the console owners complain about the lack of expansions for them. The Sims 3 alone is a bit empty, add some expansions and it's great.

unaminous
unaminous

@mat989 The expansions aren't usually too bad, at least some of them. I really enjoyed Seasons, for example. But the stuff packs are a complete waste of money, and anyone deserves to be burned for buying one. (Especially the Katy Perry Sweet Treats expansion)

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

@mat989 Gotta' catch 'em all. University was my favorite Sims 2 expansion so I'm excited about this one. However I'm not to impressed with the stuff packs

dlssmit4
dlssmit4

@V3rciS This coming from someone who's trolling a Sims blog..

Anigmar
Anigmar

@V3rciS Some people do, and I appreciate & respect news about all games even if I'm not interested personally. I don't understand why you'd read or comment something you don't care. Leveling up maybe?

Anigmar
Anigmar

@svaubel Man they're 19 to 29 day one & a few months later it's 9 to 20.

Morokoo
Morokoo

@Anigmar 

I haven't experienced any bugs lately besides one of my Sims getting stuck in the shower three times recently..

NL_GHOST
NL_GHOST

@catsimboy @Alves_19  Five minutes you say? I have about all exp. and dlcs installed and it takes me about 20-30 minutes to load on a pc that's well above the average (gaming) pc

dlssmit4
dlssmit4

@Anigmar @Smokescreened84 I have Sims 3 for the xbox 360, it isn't the best, I like the graphics and I like how there is more to do on the PC version. :-)

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

@Anigmar @Smokescreened84 I love the console version, I would love some expansion packs for it but EA has pretty much abandoned the console version, likely because they can't profit from it as much as they can the PC version.

V3rciS
V3rciS

@Anigmar @V3rciS  

Yea I'm farming for the new imba sword with +20 str on it and uber dmg....

Ailith
Ailith

@Morokoo @Anigmar Only bugs I get are having sims get stuck in the floor, but it's an easy fix. I wonder if a lot of these bugs people complain about are more to do with their video cards, etc.

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

@Alves_19 @Smokescreened84 @Anigmar No, I haven't, not since Sims 1 or 2.  I've been wanting to play the PC version of Sims 3 for a while but I'm not sure if my comp will work with it or be fussy with it.


I might like it, I might not, no idea, but I want to try it.

Anigmar
Anigmar

@V3rciS @Anigmar I wouldn't mind if GS level system gave us something like new pictures, styles and so.