The Sims Online/EA-Land Closes

Today, I was asked the question “Is Second Life in trouble? Aren’t they going through a rough time?” The answer is no, change happens. Yes there is a new CEO (congratulations Mark Kingdon and welcome), but all of the remaining peices of Linden Lab (outside of one CTO named Corey) is intact. Change happens, especially in the online virtual world, so a virtual world closing is not really huge news. One ran by a huge company such as EA that was one of the first major social MMO’s success story is huge news. Today EA announced that it is closing EA-Land/The Sims Online in August 2008. Continue reading