Eurogamer report that EA-Land, née The Sims Online, is to come to an end. According to a post on EA-Land’s blog, the online world will be entering the /dev/null on August 1st, but for the next three months will be completely free to all players. EA says,
“Since 2002, EA-Land / TSO has attracted a very special group of players (of which you are one) and we certainly appreciate your participation in the EA-Land community. The lifetime of the game has drawn to an end, and now we will be focusing on new ideas and other innovative concepts in the games arena. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this online community as a unique experience in the virtual world.”
If you’re a paying subscriber, EA are attempting to quell your angry tirade by offering you $15 off anything at the EA Store, or three months of Club POGO subscription. This doesn’t appear to be appeasing the regulars, who are making their thoughts known in the comments.
With the recent demise of Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, where now for cutesy, inoffensive online worlds? Did any of our readers play TSO or EA-Land? Any thoughts on the closure?