EA has announced The Sims 3: Showtime, an expansion for The Sims 3, which is due for release March 2012 on PC and Mac. The Showtime expansion will also feature social networking features, as described by Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studios.
“The Sims 3 Showtime is a huge step forward for The Sims franchise. For the first time, we are introducing social features that allow you to send your Sims to a friend’s game, perform at their venue in front of their Sims where you both will earn rewards, and capture and share these in-game moments of your rise to fame.”
That means you can now send your Sim into your friend’s game and interact with their world. It’s an interesting addition to The Sims series. The social feature also means you’ll have a news feed showing your friend’s achievements and a news feed of what your friends are doing in game.
EA has also revealed that if you preorder the Showtime Expansion in time you’ll get an automatic upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes the Ultimate Stage venue.
“Players can place this fully customisable venue in their world and will be able to use it as an additional stage for their Sims to perform on, complete with in-game props, backgrounds, lights and special effects.”
The Ultimate Stage venue bonus upgrade is only available for a limited amount of pre orders.
Source: Press Release