Latest Maxis Stories

EA Announces The Sims 4
2013-05-06 18:51:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While Electronic Arts and Maxis returned to SimCity this year with the fifth release in that series, fans of The Sims can now expect a new game next year. On Monday, EA announced a new version of The Sims was in the works for release on the PC and Mac. “Today we are revealing to our top fans the fact that The Sims 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014. The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions...

EA Maxis To Release Version 2.0 Of SimCity On Monday Afternoon
2013-04-22 04:47:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online EA Maxis has announced that the first “major” update for their city-building and urban-planning simulation game SimCity will be released Monday at 4:00pm Eastern (1:00pm Pacific), various media outlets have reported. According to Engadget´s Joe Pollicino, the SimCity 2.0 update will include 26 bug fixes, new data map color filters, a specialized heads-up display for the colorblind setting, and the action of mayors...

Electronic Arts Shutting Down Sims Games On Facebook
2013-04-15 18:42:52

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Electronic Arts has said it will shut down three of the games it runs on Facebook. The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society will go offline on June 14 of this year. The company posted a statement on its website to announce the "update." "After millions of people initially logged in to play these games, the number of players and amount of activity has fallen off. For people who have seen other recent shutdowns of social...

Maxis, EA Offer SimCity Players A Free Game For Their Woes
2013-03-09 17:41:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The opening line on EA´s SimCity site says “Build the city of your dreams.” However, when the game officially launched on March 5, the dream quickly subsided and was replaced with one massive nightmare. This nightmare came in the form of countless angry customers who were outraged because of constantly crashing servers while trying to either download or play their game. EA, a company perhaps best known for...

SimCity Will Need An Internet Connection
2012-12-19 21:35:16

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The original SimCity, released back in 1989, required players to provide power and water to the digital denizens who came to live in the game´s micropolis. Subsequent sequels offered virtual city planners the ability to provide more amenities and ever greater and more complex communities, but the upcoming version will add the Internet to the gaming experience. Players won´t have to provide Internet access to the...

EA Files Copyright Lawsuit Against Zynga
2012-08-04 07:29:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the giants of social gaming is being accused of copyright infringement by Electronic Arts (EA), which claims that certain key elements from their "The Sims Social" title have been blatantly copied in a competing product released by the alleged offender. According to Reuters reporters Malathi Nayak and Gerry Shih the Redwood City, California-based game publisher has filed a 40-page document in which they allege that Zynga...

SimCity Goes Social On Facebook, Eyes Zynga's Empire
2012-07-07 07:27:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Rome wasn't built in a day. But that's because there was no social network in the eternal city. Electronic Arts hopes that Facebook users will make the move from Zynga's CityVille to EA's SimCity Social to build and nurture their houses and socialize. SimCity Social went live on Facebook this week. The online game was created as a collaboration between two of EA's properties. Maxis is the studio behind all things SimCity,...

2012-04-29 23:01:23

Creature creation has always been fun for many players of Spore. Some players have already started using a chat widget known as Chatwing. This application helped Spore players share insights and tips about the game. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 When it comes to open-world exploration and creation, the statistics always emphasize Maxis, the developer company of Sims and Spore. These large games have generated many websites, forums, and chat discussions all throughout the web....

2010-10-18 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- RockYou today announced the appointment of Jonathan Knight, former executive at Electronic Arts and Activision, as Senior Vice President of RockYou Games. With over fifteen years of experience producing and directing games, Knight has been a major contributor to leading franchises like Star Trek, Quake, Wolfenstein, and The Simpsons. At EA's Maxis Studio, he produced several expansion packs to The Sims (the most successful PC game in history),...

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