At a show that typically caters to hard-core gamers, EA made a big move Monday announcing one of their marquee franchises, the Sims is going social on Facebook. “Sims Social” will launch in five languages this summer with an upcoming mobile app to go along with it. The Sims franchise is the best selling PC game of all time and Sims Social has already garnered nearly 90K likes on its Facebook page where early participants can unlock exclusive virtual content like a BBQ or keyboard.
In their press release EA states that, Being on Facebook means that players can connect with their real friends inside the game to share their creations and adventures, and even misadventures, of their Sims.
Check out the trailer from E3 (via IGN.com) or visit the page to learn more. www.facebook.com/TheSimsSocial
- E3 2011: The Sims Social offers Facebook flirting (reviews.cnet.com)
- The Sims Are Coming to Facebook (mashable.com)
- EA debuts a Sims social game (venturebeat.com)