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Paradox dismisses The Sims Life by You competitor, saying it’s “lacking in several key areas”

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It was in 2023 that Paradox Interactive revealed that it had a competitor to EA’s The Sims Franchise at work, with this declares life by you With an early access release program. However, after multiple delays, the publisher Revealed today that the road to launching the degree has come to an end, with the project now cancelled.

“Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the release of our highly anticipated life sim life by you,” says Deputy CEO of Paradox Interactive, Matthias Lilia in a forum post today. “This was an incredibly difficult call to make and is a clear failure on Paradox’s part to meet both our and the community’s expectations.

your life An original Early Access release was supposed to happen in September 2023, but a six-month delay pushed it back to 2024. In early 2024, Paradox announced a new delay that would make the Early Access release happen on June 4th. This date was even re-confirmed later to hopefully remove any fan concerns of further delays. But May, 2024 brought another delay, and this time, Paradox didn’t attach a new release window to the project.

Lilia said that while every delay the company made to the in-house developed title showed “incremental improvements,” it didn’t come together in time, explaining:

“While extending time was an option, once we took that break to get a broader view of the game, it became clear to us that the path to a release we felt confident about was too long and uncertain… When we get to the point where we believe more time won’t get us close enough to the version we’ll be We are satisfied with it, so we believe it is better to stop.”

The deputy CEO went on to say that mistakes “of this magnitude” should not happen again in the company because it is looking at improving its internal processes. “It’s hard to get the games right, and we will definitely make mistakes, which as these things go, are always revealed painfully in retrospect,” he adding.

Developed by Paradox’s own Tectonic Studio, the life by you The project was led by Rod Humble, who had previously worked on it The Sims series in EA. No word yet on what will happen to the studio or Humble now life by you cancelled.

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