The Sims Social

EA to shutter The Sims Social and other Facebook games

The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society are all facing the chop, developer and publisher EA has confirmed. The company intends to close down all three games due to slumping player activity.

The Sims Social headlines

  • EA and Zynga settle lawsuit over The Ville

    EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s […]

  • Zynga files countersuit against Electronic Arts over copyright infringement claims

    Zynga has filed a countersuit against Electronic Arts, stating the copyright infringement suit it filed over The Ville has “no merit. Zynga’s counterclaim accuses EA of being “anticompetitive” and using ” unlawful business practices, including legal threats.” John Reseburg, an EA spokesman, told the New York Times the countersuit was “predictable subterfuge aimed at diverting […]

  • EA's Sims lawsuit against Zynga is a "close call": Wedbush

    EA’s Sims lawsuit against Zynga, which claims the social giant ripped off The Sims Social will its own The Ville, isn’t a clear win in the eyes of investment bank Wedbush Morgan.

  • Schappert name-dropped in EA vs Zynga copycat lawsuit

    A lawsuit has accused Zynga of exploiting the insider knowledge of former EA executive John Schappert.

  • Legal expert says EA vs Zynga suit is "playing with fire", settlement a likely outcome

    Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman has weighed in on the copyright infringement suit EA has brought against Zynga, stating that EA may be “playing with fire” in this case.

  • EA slaps Zynga with a copyright infringement suit over Facebook game The Ville

    EA has filed a lawsuit against Zynga over its Facebook game The Ville over copyright infringement. The firm said the causal game maker has “copied the original and distinctive expressive elements,” of The Sims Social.

  • Report - The Sims Social biting Zynga player base

    A study suggests Playfish’s Facebook phenomenon The Sims Social is taking a slice of Zynga’s pie.

  • EA: Traditional retail outlets here for the "foreseeable future"

    In a tidy presentation to investors and analysts that will have rocked no boats whatsoever, EA has reaffirmed the crucial role of traditional high street retailers – for the foreseeable future, at least. At the same time, the publishing giant’s focus on digital distribution continues to grow.

  • Report - The Sims Social hits 50 million MAU

    According to information from AppData, The Sims Social has hit 50 million MAU (Monthly Active User) on Facebook. The site has the game is now the second biggest on any social site, with only Zynga’s CityVille being the bigger game in terms of MAU with 74.2 million MAU. It suggested recently that Sims Social was […]

  • The Sims Social bests FarmVille in daily active users

    EA’s The Sims Social has more daily active users than Zynga’s FarmVille, according to current information from AppData. It now has 9.3 million DAUs, moving Zynga’s FarmVille into second place. The later’s CityVille, is still the most popular game on Facebook though, with around 14 million DAUs. EA CFO Eric Brown told Gamasutra that Sims […]

  • EA pleased with Online Pass, Sims Social

    Recent EA Digital initiatives – the Online Pass system and The Sims Social – have been successful for the mega-publisher.

  • The Sims Social nearing 30 million MAUs

    The Sims Social maintains its lead as the fastest growing game on Facebook, approaching a significant milestone.

  • The Sims Social passes 7 million MAUs

    As you may have noticed from its complete takeover of your social network feeds, The Sims Social is massively popular.

  • EA's The Sims Social goes live with more than 4.8 million MAUs

    EA has announced The Sims Social as gone live after a public beta period, and already after only a week, the game has 4,859,046 monthly average users.

  • The Sims Social gets new dev diary

    EA’s released a dev diary for The Sims Social. Announced at E3 during the publisher’s press conference in June, the video shows off in detail the Facebook game. You can get it below the break, via D’Toid. There’s no date for its release other than just coming soon.