Life by You from Paradox Tectonic / Paradox Interactive has suffered a fresh delay and will now not hit Early Access until June. Originally planned to launch in September last year, it moved to March this year and now moved again to June 4th.
What actually is it: very much a The Sims like game but designed for a fully open-world and highly moddable. The full open-world with no loading screens and real-language conversations set it quite apart from EA's long-running series.
Paradox Tectonic's General Manager, Rod Humble, announced it in a video below
You can see their previous Let's Play below for an early look:
Like a lot of recent Paradox games, it will only be officially available for Windows. Hopefully it will run nicely with Proton so we can get some Life by You on Linux / Steam Deck without too much fuss. Although since it will be Early Access, rough edges are to be expected.
Will it dethrone The Sims 4 though? It still sees regular content updates and on Steam it sees well over 40,000 players peak each day but I'm sure plenty of The Sims fans will be checking it out eager for something different.
Is it something you'll be trying?
Follow the game on Steam.