Today might be a sad day... a really sad one; or not at all, depending on who you are.
Moving on, EA has announced it is shutting down Maxis Emeryville, also known as the developers of the SimCity series, The Sims series, and Spore.
It's worth noting that only the main studio at Emeryville has been shut down; other studios, such as Maxis Redwood, which handles The Sims series, are mostly unaffected by this change.
The full statement from EA reads:
Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location. Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our franchises to new platforms…Read more >
If you don't know yet, SimCity 2000: Special Edition (released in 1995) is currently free on Origin as part of the "On the House" deal! Be sure to grab it here.
That being said, it's currently unknown how long this will last, so make sure to get it as soon as possible. It's also worth noting that this is the emulated DOS version running on DOSBox, and not the Windows version.
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Right now, this wiki is currently in an old, decrepit shape. While this wiki is maintained- somewhat because the admins aren't very active at the moment, with only Elassint doing maintenance work.
That aside, I think we should try and get a new look for our wiki, ideally both our wordmark and wiki background. Our wordmark looks unprofessional- using an outdated SimCity 3000 logo as well as being a compressed .jpg! We already have one of the designs created by the Wikia Design Team , but unfortunately it was turned down by Sgt Frogman as he preferred our current one.
We should change our wordmark into a more professional-looking one, preferably based on SimCity (2013) as well as being a transparent .png, or we can try to improve our existing …
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