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Life By You, The Highly Anticipated Life Sim, Has Been Canceled

Life By You has been canceled, just a few weeks after almost releasing in early access.


Life By You, Paradox Interactive's Sims competitor, has been canceled. After multiple delays, Paradox has made the decision to cancel the project saying it didn't seem like Life By You was going to come together, even with additional time.

Shared on the Paradox Interactive forums, Deputy CEO Mattias Lilja gave a statement announcing the cancellation. Lilja said that after delaying the early access release just a few weeks before it was supposed to come out, Paradox Interactive decided to reevaluate Life By You, resulting in the game being canceled. Life By You had previously had its early access release delayed several times.

"Though a time extension was an option, once we took that pause to get a wider view of the game, it became clear to us that the road leading to a release that we felt confident about was far too long and uncertain," Lilja said in the statement. "This is not to say the game has not shown any promising qualities; Life by You had a number of strengths and the hard work of a dedicated team that went into realizing them. However, when we come to a point where we believe that more time will not get us close enough to a version we would be satisfied with, then we believe it is better to stop. "

Life By You is one of the many recently announced Sims competitors, aiming to take the sandbox nature of life sims and expand it outward to give even more control. It was meant to offer a full open world, with vehicles, real-language dialogue, and full customization for both the town and homes in each player's game. Life By You was announced back in May 2023 and it even had a June 4 early access date as recently as mid-May, but was delayed indefinitely prior to being canceled. The Steam page for Life By You is still up at the time of writing.

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