After announcing the last The Sims 3 Store Set (coming this August), SimGuruCopeland decided to make a blog post announcing that he’s leaving The Sims Team! He also mentioned that no one from The Sims 3 Store team will move to The Sims 4 Team.
Recently a friend and I were talking about a segment on NPR where they asked people to define their job in five words or less. For me it was simply, “Imagine fun and make it”. That’s what I have gotten to do every day on The Sims 3 Store and it has been amazing. But, after seven incredible years, it’s time for me to move on to the next great thing.
I’ve loved MAXIS games and the dream of a digital dollhouse called The Sims had me from day one. Like most of the Will Wright’s amazing sandbox games, it wasn’t about “what level you’re on” or “what your high score is”, it was about creative expression. The Sims and SimCity helped define the type of gamer I am and more importantly the game designer I have become. They helped infuse my passion for making genuinely entertaining and innovative gaming experiences and for that I’ll be forever thankful.
I’ve had so much fun working on this team and interacting with all of you. We have an amazing final release coming up in August (that we’ll be teasing until release day!), aptly named “Last Venue of Amore”. I hope you love it as much as we do.