When talking about life sims, it’s hard to ignore the plumbob in the room. EA’s The Sims has had an iron grip on the genre for over two decades and, while many have tried, no newcomers have been able to take its crown in all that time. But one upcoming release may just be in with a chance.
Marketed as “one of the most moddable and open life-simulation games,” Paradox Tectonic’s Life By You has been garnering plenty of online buzz since it was announced in March. With the former head of The Sims label, Rod Humble, at the helm and trailers so far showing an open-world life simulation that offers players a level of detail not seen in the genre to date, this mounting interest is no surprise.