Update: Shams has decided to clarify his statement down below, slowly backing up his statement that a new Life Simulation game could be on our way:
Just to temper some of the excitement.
It’s been no secret that we think the management genre is interesting, we’ve done a bunch of different cool games that have been inspired by the classics. Sims definitely was an inspiration for parts of Crusader Kings 2. But as always whenever we make a new game we try to do it our way – we’re not going to release anything that directly competes with Sims any time soon – of course not. But we think it’s a great game and has a bunch of really interesting mechanics.
Many of us are big fans of the series and have played all the games.
But be vocal – we’re always listening – As for 2016 – we’ve got tons of fun games in the pipeline that I think a lot of management/sim game fans would potentially enjoy – in the meanwhile try Crusader Kings 2
Paradox Interactive’s latest video game called Cities: Skylines, a city simulation, managed to get much better reviews, critics and feedback than SimCity 2013 which was developed by Maxis, Electronic Arts division.
Now, Paradox Interactive is aiming to shade another Maxis title that we all know and love and that’s The Sims.
In response to a fan requesting a Life Simulation game that he thinks The Sims 4 didn’t deliver well, Shams Jorjani, Vice President of Business Development at Paradox Interactive, stated the following:
We first talked about taking on the City builder genre 4 years ago.
We, rightly so, came to the insight that it’s not something one does in one bold stroke. It’s like knocking over a refrigerator – you have to rock it back and forth a few times and then you push it over. It takes time, patience and preparation
Cities In Motion 1 was released in 2011
Cities in Motion 2 was released in 2013.
Cities Skylines was released in 2015.¨
The Life Sim genre is a very, very big fridge. But it’s sure one we’d like to knock over. Keep an eye out for our 2016 releases for the first push
Does this mean The Sims is getting a decent competition? That’s hard to tell as The Sims has been on the best Simulation game throne to this date for 15 years. We’d love to see how will Paradox Interactive deliver their first attempt of their own Life Simulation game, but we’re still pretty sure they have to catch up on a lot of features Maxis has already delivered.
Thanks Honeywell for the tip!