EA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis

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  1. Zorua

    Zorua I'm not a furry.

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Welp. This isn't much of a surprise after the fiascos that were Sims 4 and SimCity. RIP Maxis.
  2. robingilh

    robingilh GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 21, 2009
    not far from a computer
    Spore could have been one of the best simulator game ever. EA killed it.

    Sim city 5 could have been one of the best city builder ever. EA killed it.

    Maxis could have been one of the best company ever. EA killed it.
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  3. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Jul 15, 2009
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    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

    Let's not say things we can't take back, now... :P
  4. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    WOW...because Maxis's projects failing were TOTALLY their fault.

    someone is passin' the fuckin' buck for their multiple goddamn mistakes.
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    Gotta admit, the best The Sims was the first. The Sims 2 was okay, The Sims 3 a good rehash and The Sims 4 is just the same old story.

    People can't bait for the same stuff 3 times in a row.

    Except for FIFA, Madden and Call of Duty, I suppose.
  6. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Jun 20, 2013
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    You forgot any game that uses breasts physics.
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  7. Tom Bombadildo

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    I forgot
    Pretty much what rauly said. Early Sims games were pretty good, but they lost their charm ages ago.

    Though I will say I enjoyed Spore a ton, so that's a shame it might not get any follow up titles. But meh, oh well.
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  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    There's no need for such a question if you already know the answer. Everyone likes boobs.
  9. migles

    migles All my gbatemp friends are now mods, except for me

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    why you skipped sims 4 could be the best life simulator but ea killed it..
    that shit is so incomplete, well i was to make a joke but nothing is more higher than "ea published it"
  10. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    It's the best decision, really. I know EA is the usual scapegoat because all of the issues, but let's be blunt here: maxis agreed on those. And whether it's because they didn't knew better or were downright forced into it by EA doesn't really matter when the end result are games that are strictly worse than their predecessors (I'm talking both about simcity and the sims here).

    It's certainly sad for the developers, but I doubt they'll remain unemployed for long (if at all). In the worst case, we'll see a simcity or the sims clone (with a different name 'cause EA own it) on kickstarter within a year.

    I'm curious what kind of lessons EA will learn of this. Surely they'll understand that their yearly sports/COD 'update' won't remain a gold mine forever.

    Oh, and...aren't there plenty of decent city building games by now? Cities XL, cities in motion, Anno, tropico...I'm not too familiar with these kinds of games, but I'm sure the loss of a future simcity game isn't much to mourn over when there are plenty of alternatives available (not sure about the sims, though).
  11. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    yeah who cares about simcity it's replacement will be here soon :P
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