14 Jun

As part of the EA Press Conference at the E3 earlier today, EA explained part of the philosophy behind the Sims franchise and indicated that The Sims 3 will be released on consoles this fall.

The developers of EA have attempted to give Sims an element of free will by allowing the “mind” of a Sim to balance ¬†short-term needs, long-term aspirations while factoring in the unique personality of a Sim. In this way, developers have tried to allow the mind of a Sim to resemble the human mind itself. This allows for emergent and¬†unpredictable¬†developments in the Sims, leading to the EA representative on stage to theorize that Sims might actually have more free will than most human beings.

EA further stated that a console-port of The Sims 3, which was released last year for the PC, will be available this fall.