Eurogamer writes: "It's one of the most successful videogames in history - so successful, in fact, that publisher Electronic Arts has an entire business unit devoted to it. It propelled creator Will Wright from geek hero to media darling, and earned him a reputation as the medium's Spielberg. Yet for Tim LeTourneau, The Sims has one glaring problem.
"The Sims is a phenomenal game - I spent a lot of my career working on The Sims - but it's limited in one specific place," he muses. 'The Sims are only Sims within their world. Taken and isolated by themselves, they're just generic videogame characters.'"