The Sims 2 Delayed

The Sims 2 Website (thanks Frans) has word that the upcoming little people sequel is delayed, saying "We will be taking this opportunity to further polish the game in order to fulfill our ultimate product vision." Here's more:
EA will ship The Sims 2 in the later half of Calendar Year '04. We have learned from past launches that a game is ready when it is ready. The extra time in the studio will ensure a great game – one that is consistent with the high standards set by EA’s Maxis studio. When games spend more time in the studio, it almost always results in a better experience for the people that play them.
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The Sims: Forever
Jan 28, 2004, 23:21
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The Sims: Forever Jan 28, 2004, 23:21
Jan 28, 2004, 23:21
 
We have learned from past launches that a game is ready when it is ready.

Hey, when did EA sell the Sims franchise to 3D Realms...???



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Number 25....
Jan 28, 2004, 22:36
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Number 25.... Jan 28, 2004, 22:36
Jan 28, 2004, 22:36
 
How many times has Madden been in the 10 game sales report for each month scince it's release?

And how many times for the Sims.

Of the last month report the Sims had at least 4 slots. while EA had at least 7 slots total, and not one was Madden.

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EA
Jan 28, 2004, 21:03
Vek
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EA Jan 28, 2004, 21:03
Jan 28, 2004, 21:03
Vek
 
Considering EA's track record, the developers are probably just are delaying it because they know they'll all be layed off the instant its out the door... ;p

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 19:19
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 19:19
Jan 28, 2004, 19:19
 
I'm sure game publishers have a auto-delay explination script :).
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Re: No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 18:49
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Re: No subject Jan 28, 2004, 18:49
Jan 28, 2004, 18:49
 
Quoting #12

Helloooooo?!? Um how many other games in the history of Gaming has as many addon's as the Sims? It's EA's Golden Cash Cow. Until Medal of Honor and Battlefield 1942, The Sims was the only game that could generate enough money to cover all the crap they produce

what are you smoking? You must of forgot about that small game they release each year called Madden..

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 18:09
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 18:09
Jan 28, 2004, 18:09
 
EA Quote: "When games spend more time in the studio, it almost always results in a better experience for the people that play them."

Well if that's the case then Duke Nukem Fornever will be hands down the greatest experience in PC gaming history.
LOL.

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Delayed ... Again!!
Jan 28, 2004, 18:00
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Delayed ... Again!! Jan 28, 2004, 18:00
Jan 28, 2004, 18:00
 
What is up with every game in existance worth getting being delayed over and over again. The only game I can think of that wasn't delayed, and worth playing, was MaxPayne2, but even that game got boring after completing it twice in a week. Good games, like Half Life2, Doom3, DNF, FarCry, and Stalker continue to get pushed further and further until they need to completely change the outdated engine they were designed on, only to make us wait even longer. Sims2, a game I promised my daughter for Xmas 2003, will now have to wait til Xmas 2004 or later, and by then she might be sick of Video games as she will be getting to that age of boys are more interesting

Why don't we just all delay buying games until they hit the bargain bin since if a game doesn't sell, it gets reduced in price to clear it out. No one buy any most anticipated games til after 6 months they are released. Except of course Duke Nukem Forever, because 6 months after it's released, I will probably be ready for retirement.

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Re: Hmm
Jan 28, 2004, 15:15
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Re: Hmm Jan 28, 2004, 15:15
Jan 28, 2004, 15:15
 
I will be interested in Sims 2 if taking a shower requires thirty minutes or you need 3000 friends just to get further in your career.

I liked the Sims at the time because I could make the most dysfunctional bullshit families out there. Families like abusive middle-aged fathers slapping their 20 year old son and mocking his grandson. Or the time where a married couple were cheating on everyone on the damn street and the husband married two women to have kids (who he puts on the street, neglecting them)

Ah the memories...

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Sim Earth
Jan 28, 2004, 15:09
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Sim Earth Jan 28, 2004, 15:09
Jan 28, 2004, 15:09
 
I have been trying to get sim earth. Haha. That was a great game. I didn't really like The Sims, because after the custom skins and nude skins there was really no point. I am looking forward to The Sims 2. I love when games get delayed. Unfortunately it didn't help MOO3.

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Hmm
Jan 28, 2004, 15:05
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Hmm Jan 28, 2004, 15:05
Jan 28, 2004, 15:05
 
While Sims 2 is one of the very few titles I'm actually looking forward to in 04, the delay was probably inevitable. I'll bet they're having major problems with that whole growth / dna thing they're doing.

Sim Earth I remember, yes, it was a very strange game. I can't remember if I actually DID something in the game besides turn it on?

I've always been a big fan of Maxis and their Sim stuff, and sue me, I actually like the Sims. (although they really should only have released three expansion packs for the original, 3, 4 and 5. The other four just sucked.) From the looks of it, they are doing enough new stuff in Sims 2 to make it worthwhile, IF you liked the first one, that is.

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Jan 28, 2004, 15:03
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Re: No subject Jan 28, 2004, 15:03
Jan 28, 2004, 15:03
 
And don't forget SimUSex... although that may have been another developer.

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Re: No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 14:56
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Re: No subject Jan 28, 2004, 14:56
Jan 28, 2004, 14:56
 Bronco
 
anyone remember Sim Earth??

Yup. And Sim Farm and Sim Ant as well.

My kid sister played the heck out of them I always thought they were kind of dumb. I did enjoy the first two Sim City's tho.

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 14:53
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 14:53
Jan 28, 2004, 14:53
 
I'm confident that EA hasn't learned a damn thing... they've just learned to pretend like they have.

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Re: um
Jan 28, 2004, 14:35
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Re: um Jan 28, 2004, 14:35
Jan 28, 2004, 14:35
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Ya, I find it funny that the claim is coming out of EA's mouth. Since when does EA wanna take the extra time to make a less buggy game? Heh, release it now and you'll still earn millions.

A game is ready when it ready only if that game is called Duke Nukem Forever.

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Re: Sim Ant
Jan 28, 2004, 14:34
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Re: Sim Ant Jan 28, 2004, 14:34
Jan 28, 2004, 14:34
 Ant
 
Funny how I wasn't crazy about that game as an ant fan. It was cool for its idea, but I couldn't get into it. Empire of the Ants game sucked more than Sim Ant.

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um
Jan 28, 2004, 14:27
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um Jan 28, 2004, 14:27
Jan 28, 2004, 14:27
 
"We have learned from past launches that a game is ready when it is ready."

how long has EA been in business? how many patches have they released? how much pressure have they put on the game designers?

foolios!

oh well, at least this shows that old dogs can learn, um, common sense.

-abe


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Jan 28, 2004, 14:14
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Re: No subject Jan 28, 2004, 14:14
Jan 28, 2004, 14:14
 
i wonder how much cash it would take to get them to get this pos in the studio forEVAR!

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 14:08
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 14:08
Jan 28, 2004, 14:08
 
Helloooooo?!? Um how many other games in the history of Gaming has as many addon's as the Sims? It's EA's Golden Cash Cow. Until Medal of Honor and Battlefield 1942, The Sims was the only game that could generate enough money to cover all the crap they produce.

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 13:57
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 13:57
Jan 28, 2004, 13:57
 
anyone remember Sim Earth??

It was the game that played by itself. Really fucking weird. I started a game and left my PC on for two days, and came back to a planet ruled by bird beings.

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No subject
Jan 28, 2004, 13:50
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No subject Jan 28, 2004, 13:50
Jan 28, 2004, 13:50
 
I can't say the Sims ever appealed to me. Sim Ant, now *there* was a great Sim game.

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