Paradox Interactive Pulls the Plug on The Sims Rival Life by You

Paradox Interactive Pulls the Plug on The Sims Rival Life by You
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Paradox Interactive Pulls the Plug on The Sims Rival Life by You

Bad news came for the fans of the game, which is expected to be released this year.

The long-awaited Life by You , which was announced as an Early Access version, was canceled in a decision that disappointed the players. Gamers who love real-life simulation are disappointed with Paradox Interactive’s decision to cancel Life by You. The highly anticipated game, which was announced as a rival to The Sims, was being developed last year by the newly established Paradox Tectonic studio, led by Rod Humble (former EA employee and producer of The Sims 2 & 3).

Early Access Version of Life by You was rumored to be ready

The developers of Life by You , which is expected to be a rival of The Sims, gave the good news to the players at the end of April that the Early Access version will be released on June 4. Then, the news that the game was postponed until an indefinite date hit the agenda like a bombshell. In a blog post published on Paradox Interactive’s website , it confirmed that the game was completely canceled. Company CEO Fredrik Wester said: “We have long maintained our belief in Life by You and its potential, but it is now clear that the game will not meet our expectations. A release we’ll be happy with is a long way off, so we’re making the difficult decision to cancel the game. “For the sake of the future, we must perform at a higher level and focus on the work that lies ahead.” He announced the cancellation decision of the real life simulation game using the following statements.

Image from Life by You’s Steam Page.

In his statement in the blog post of company CEO Fredrik Wester, it was realized that he took responsibility for the poor launch of Cities: Skylines 2 with the sentence “We acknowledge that our recent games have performed poorly.” While Cities: Skylines was a SimCity rival, Life by You was also expected to be a The Sims rival. Considering Wester’s statements, the cancellation decision of The Sims rival was not surprising. With this news, gamers began to worry about the future of Paradox Interactive’s other games in development.

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Life by You Announcement Trailer

Considering the company CEO’s statement that Paradox games, whose development process is painful, may also be canceled, we can say that the possibility that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Prison Architect 2 may also be canceled or postponed indefinitely should be taken into consideration.

If there is no cancellation or postponement, according to Paradox Interactive’s current plans, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Prison Architect 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2024.

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