A few weeks ago we reported on an unofficial report from Kotaku that The Sims Mobile will be making a huge transfer from Maxis Mobile in Redwood City, California to the Firemonkeys Studio in Melbourne, Australia. The Sims Mobile Team hasn’t confirmed nor denied this information – until now…
They’ve shared the following statement on their Twitter account:
To our mobile Simmeres, we have some updates on the future of The Sims Mobile. The Maxis studio has made the decision to move development of The Sims Mobile to the Firemonkeys studio. The Firemonkeys have extensive and longstanding experience with The Sims having developed The Sims FreePlay for nearly a decade. Maxis & The Firemonkeys have worked closely to make this transition as smooth as possible and we’re all very excited about the future of The Sims Mobile. We continue to value and appreciate all the passion and enthusiasm you bring into this game! Maxis will continue to invest in The Sims on PC & Console and the Firemonkeys team will continue to expand The Sims universe through The Sims FreePlay & The Sims Mobile.
Moving forward, you will continue to be abple to play The Sims Mobile as you do now. Given this transition, content updates will be delayed so please be patient as the Firemonkeys team ramps up and embraces The Sims Mobile.
This means that The Sims Mobile will still be up and running, however, we can’t expect any new content, updates nor events until The Sims Mobile fully makes a transfer to EA Firemonkeys.
According to the statement The Sims Mobile has a long future ahead thanks to the fact that Firemonkeys have a long experience of developing Mobile games. Until then you’ll be able to play with what The Sims Mobile currently has to offer as well as The Sims FreePlay and its current (and upcoming) content.