The Sims Online is de volgende hit in The Sims serie. Dit keer kunnen alle verslaafde Simmers elkaar echter online ontmoeten. Hoewel je het spel alleen speelt is The Sims Online niet voor de Remies onder ons. Mensen die alleen een bedrijf, huis of wat dan ook willen starten krijgen "penalties" zodat het moeilijker is om dit te doen. De makers geven ook toe dat ze willen dat mensen samenwerken, teams vormen en buddy's maken.[JB] Are we eventually going to be able to use our skills to make and sell our own stuff? We make pizza, paintings, Gnomes, preserves and potions that we can sell, but disappear into SimLand oblivion. Will we be able to make these things and sell them to other people in the game?

[Chris Trottier] Yes, this is currently in design. Check out the" objects" section of the custom content design.

A player must have a certain combination of skills in order to create.* Workbench has "Create" interaction. At the beginning of the create interaction, the player chooses the object they'd like to create, and they pay a wholesale cost for materials (this person will most likely be the workbench owner). Wholesale price is set by dynamic pricing.

* Any player with the right skills can "complete" the creation of an object once it's been paid for.

* At the end of the interaction, the object gets placed in the workbench table owner's inventory.

* From that point, they can either go door-to-door trying to sell the object, sell it to a shop owner, or run a shop of their own. Op de Sims Online Gazette is een uitgebreid interview verschenen met producers Gordon Walton en Chris Trottier. Ook op de Markee Dragon is een Sims Online interview verschenen. The Sims Online komt 31 januari in Europa uit.