Life by You: A Potential Competitor to The Sims

Life by You is a new life simulator created by Paradox Interactive. 

While waiting for the upcoming The Sims 5, codenamed Project Rene, Paradox Interactive, the company that brought us games like EuropaStellaris, and City: Skylines, is now developing a new life sim to rival the iconic franchise developed by Electronic Arts. Other than perhaps Paralives, there have been few attempts to replicate the magic that has dominated the genre since the original The Sims was released in 2002. 

Life by You Teaser Trailer

The almost minute-long teaser shows players very little about the game, but a few key things stand out. For one, there seems to be a player-controlled driving portion — something The Sims has left out of their games.

There are other things that look very Sims-like, such as modular building, relationships, and cooking. 

Life by You Announcement Event March 20

More details will be revealed on March 20, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. GMT during the Life by You Announcement Event live on the Life by You YouTube channel

Will the game be the next big thing? Only time will tell, but we’ll be tuning in and reporting the details in our News Section