Today Paradox Interactive and the developer Paradox Tectonic announced that the early access of its Sims-like game Life by You has been delayed.
The game, which was originally supposed to become available to play on PC on September 12, 2023, will now go into early access several months later, on March 5, 2024.
The announcement was made directly by Paradox Tectonic general manager Rod Humble, whom you may know for his works on The Sims franchise and Second Life.
Humble mentions that fans have provided a lot of feedback to the footage that has been shared of the game, and the developers want to take more time to integrate it into the game before it is thrown into the shark tank. The studio is working on visual improvements (animations, lighting, character models, assets, and more), gameplay tuning, an overhaul of the UI style, mod tools, and bug fixing.
Extra languages will also be added, English, French, German, and Spanish will be joined by Italian and Portuguese.
It's worth mentioning that customers who pre-ordered on te Epic Games Store will have their pre-order refunded and they'll have to pre-order again.
You can watch the video below.
The game was teased during an event a few months ago and then fully revealed a couple of weeks later with the first trailer. We also saw another gameplay video showing how you can manually control your human and even drive a car around town, on top of one showing how you can add, remove, and customize humans in your town, one showcasing the building tools, another showing how to construct a house from scratch, one focusing on nature, one showing how to manage a human's needs, one showcasing a conversation, and another focusing on the character creation.