The Sims 3
Developer(s)Maxis Redwood/The Sims Studio
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts, Producer: Ben Bell
Designer(s)Will Wright
ComposerSteve Joblonski
SeriesThe Sims
EngineThe Sims 3 Engine
Aspect Ratio4:3, 5:3, 5:4, 85:48, 25:16, 16:9, 16:10
Native resolution640x480 - 1920x1080
Platform(s)Windows XP+, Mac OS
Release date(s)June 2, 2009
Genre(s)Life simulation
Rating(s)ERSB: T
PEGI: 12+
MediaDVD, Digital download
System requirements
InputKeyboard, mouse
The Sims 3 is the third installment of The Sims franchise. Its creation was confirmed on November 2, 2006, by EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson who said, "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title." In July 2007 AI researcher Richard Evans, who is part of the TS3 team, gave a talk at the annual AIIDE (Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment) conference in California, notes from which can be read here. The title was to be released on February 20, 2009 according to the official Sims 3 website, but was delayed worldwide to June 2, 2009.[1] Electronic Arts cites the reason for the delay was to "create awareness for The Sims 3".

Before it was delayed, it was originally to be released only on Windows but after the delay, it is available on both Windows and Mac OS X, which makes this the first time EA released The Sims on both Windows and Mac OS X (EA only made the Windows version of The SimsThe Sims 2 and The Sims Stories; Mac versions were made by Aspyr Media).

It is primarily produced by Ben Bell.

In The Sims 2: FreeTime, a computer is delivered by Mr. Rod Humble to every household that a player plays. On it, Sims can playThe Sims 3 game. A video of this can be seen on YouTube. It shows something towards a continuous, panning neighborhood, diagonal placings for objects, better lighting systems, and the ability to change shoes in the CAS, an ability previously limited to only console versions of The Sims. The preview only lasts about one minute, and has poor resolution.

The Sims 3 official site also reveals that players now have greater customization options. Such things like personalityCreate-A-Sim, and build mode have been expanded.

The game has disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game no online authentication is required. This was done in response to consumer complaints with EA's other games that made use of SecuROM DRM, such as Spore.[2]

information found via The Sims Wiki

File:The Sims 3 PC Games Gameplay - Living the Life
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