Whither the Sims?

EA hopes to revitalize the aging Sims franchise with the DS and Wii title MySims

While Will Wright labours among stars and supernovae, wrestling to force life itself into a manageable shape, back on Earth developers at EA's Redwood Shores studios are struggling to get his most successful creation back on track. Although the cuddly toy domesticity of MySims may seem to be a billion light years away from the world-conquering bacteria of Spore, the projects have more in common than you might suspect. Each necessitates an inward regression to the very purest essence of an idea, and each acknowledges evolution as the key to survival.

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