EA heeft in een persbericht gereageerd op de vele illegale kopiëen van Sims 3 die nu opduiken.
Benn Bell said “The Sims 3,” available June 3, will also feature a moviemaking tool and more options for players to customize their Sims’ homes, furnishings and clothes. Gamers can even turn their Sims into kleptomaniacs.
“A Sim who has this trait is going to have wishes in life to steal things from other people,” said Bell. “They also have the ability to sneak into a friend’s house, walk into a room where nobody happens to be hanging out and maybe swipe something. One of the fun things I’ve seen people on the team do is build up a whole household of stolen things.”
In perhaps a case of life imitating art, a pirated copy of “The Sims 3″ has already been leaked on several file-sharing Web sites two weeks before the game’s launch.
EA said the pirated version “is a buggy, pre-final” version of the game.
“It’s not the full game. Half of the world — an entire second city — is missing,” said spokeswoman Holly Rockwood in a statement.
Electronic Arts has announced it is publishing “The Sims 3″ without restrictive anti-piracy software known as DRM, a form of copy protection that requires online authentication.