Electronic Arts Incorporated has sold the movie rights for The Sims for an undisclosed sum to News Corporation-owned 20th Century Fox. The Sims is one of EA's biggest franchises and, including sequels and expansions, has sold nearly 85 million copies since it debuted seven years ago. The Sims was created by legendary game designer Will Wright, known for his quirky titles that eschew linear storylines in favour of letting players create and explore their own worlds. "The Sims has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it," said Rod Humble, head of The Sims Studio at EA.
News source: Reuters