Why "Life by You" Could Be The Better Sims | Release Date, Gameplay

The Sims is one of the most popular series of life simulator games in the world. In fact, since its inception, the series had no serious competition, but this may soon change. Developers from Paradox Inteactive have just presented Life by You.

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Paradox Interactive, the company responsible for the hit production Cities: Skylines, presented its new project to the world at a special live event on March 20, 2023. At it they announced a game called Life by You, which is to be a life simulator similar to The Sims. But it is to be more realistic and significantly modifiable.

"Life by You" Better Than The Sims?

Will the release of Life by You dominate all life simulators enthusiasts who previously belonged to EA? At the announcement, the game looks quite interesting.

Release Date

The game is expected to appear as early access at first, as the developers want to consult with players on certain aspects of the game. Early access on Steam and the Epic Games Store will begin on September 12, 2023.


The gameplay basics are to be similar to the current king of life simulators, The Sims 4. The player will be able to create people and build houses, and then control the lives of their characters. However, it is to be a much more elaborate and modification-oriented title. What does this mean? That you will be able to change almost everything in it.

The main features of the game:

  • Open world - The developers promise free gameplay without loading screens and the ability to visit every nook and cranny of the map.
  • Conversations in a real language - Unlike The Sims, characters are expected to communicate in human-understandable words. What's more, you will be able to edit dialogues in your own way.
  • Missions - You will be able to discover and complete new missions to unlock new experiences.
  • Create your own in-game content with mods - The developers intend to provide players with a number of tools to create their own maps, cities, characters, clothing, and even missions and gameplay mechanics.
  • Full control over the game - The title will allow dragging and dropping people to different locations and controlling them directly in third-person mode. You will be able to take on the role of one character or manage the lives of many.
  • Design your own world - Build dream homes and companies from scratch. Decorate them from top to bottom, inside and out. Move, demolish and transform entire cities.
  • Create people completely at your own discretion - You can design entire families in the character creator, also choosing their personalities and character traits in a highly customizable and detailed way.

It looks like there are some promising elements here that we couldn't get from Electronic Arts. Nevertheless, everything will turn out at the game's release, when we will have a more accurate comparison.

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We are extremely curious to see how this title will be similar to The Sims, and what will set it apart in especial.

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