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EA Bringing ‘The Sims’ To Facebook

June 9, 2011

Electronic Arts Inc. is going to bring its popular “The Sims” role-playing game to the world’s largest social network, reports the Associated Press.

EA made the announcement on the sidelines of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which is the video game industry’s annual conference.

EA’s move highlights the explosive growth of games like Zynga Inc.’s “FarmVille” on Facebook.

The video game maker expects most of the growth in the global gaming industry next year to come over digitally delivered games.  It said that about $2 billion is now spent on social games annually.

“Sim” players on Facebook will be able to create rivalries, friendship and romance. 

EA did not give a release date but said it has been developing the game for the social network for about a year.

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