The game compromises this by having much longer initial loading and saving screens.
The game has disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2.
To play the game no online authentication is required.
The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief!
Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives.
Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams.
The Sims 3 is the third installment of The Sims franchise.
Its creation was confirmed on November 2, 2006, by EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson who said, "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title." In July 2007 AI researcher Richard Evans, who is part of the TS3 team, gave a talk at the annual AIIDE (Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment) conference in California, notes from which can be read here.
The title was to be released on February 20, 2009 according to the official The Sims 3 website, but was delayed worldwide to June 2, 2009.
Electronic Arts cites the reason for the delay was to "create awareness for The Sims 3". It shows something towards a continuous, panning neighborhood, diagonal placings for objects, better lighting systems, and the ability to change shoes in the CAS, an ability previously limited to only console versions of The Sims.
Before it was delayed, it was originally to be released only on Windows but after the delay, it is available on both Windows (Windows 98-7) and Mac OS X, which makes this the first time EA released The Sims on both Windows and Mac OS X (EA only made the Windows version of The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories; Mac versions were made by Aspyr Media). The preview only lasts about one minute, and has poor resolution.
In The Sims 2: Free Time, a computer is delivered by Mr. The Sims 3 official site also reveals that players now have greater customization options.
Such things like personality, Create-A-Sim, and build mode have been expanded.
The Sims 3 also is the first game to feature an open-world concept: players are no longer limited to single lots; they are able to explore the world in between and travel to lots without loading screens.