It has always seemed strange to me that the life simulator genre has been monopolized by the Sims franchise without any direct competition. Electronic Arts and Maxis have held their place in the market for almost 25 years, leaving fans of the genre with no other options. However, it seems that the tide is finally about to turn with the release of Life By You from Paradox Interactive.
This upcoming game promises to provide a fresh and exciting take on the genre, potentially challenging the Sims' longstanding popularity and offering players an immersive and customisable experience.
So, if you're excited about the upcoming release of Life By You and want to know more, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll provide you with all the information we have about the game, including release date speculation, early access options, pricing, and key features. So keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Life By You.
Life By You release date speculation
Although an official release date for Life By You has yet to be announced, Paradox Tectonic has confirmed that there will be an early access period for the game. The early access period is set to commence on September 12 of this year, meaning that players won't have to wait too long to get their hands on the game.
To gain access to the early access period of Life By You, you will need to pre-order the game. Currently, pre-orders are only available on the Epic Store. However, if you prefer to use Steam, you can add the game to your wishlist and wait until pre-orders are accepted on that platform.
How much will Life By You cost?
Life By You is available for pre-order on the Epic Store at a price of £34.99/$39.99. It is expected that the price will remain the same when pre-orders are accepted on Steam.
We don't have any information on whether Life By You will offer expansion packs similar to the Sims franchise. However, if Paradox Interactive does decide to release paid extra content, it's difficult to determine the exact pricing for an expansion pack at this point. Similar games usually price expansion packs around £19.99/$24.99. We'll be sure to update you with any new information regarding expansion packs or other additional content for Life By You as it becomes available
Will Life By You have mods?
Yes, Life By You will have modding tools for the community to make use of. It seems as if the developers are actively encouraging community creators to make their own creations.
This means that there will likely be a large amount of user-generated content available for Life By You, ranging from simple cosmetic changes to more complex gameplay modifications. On the official website, Paradox claims that Life By You has been designed to be “one of the most moddable and open life-simulation games.”
Life By You promises to bring a fresh and exciting take on the life simulator genre, potentially challenging the Sims' longstanding popularity. For more life-simulation game news, click here to read more about the Sims 4's new infant update.
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