This sad news comes off the back of EA making over 250 job cuts and reshuffling their prioritise regarding online and social games moving forward, which unfortunately leaves Playfish, the developers of The Sims Social and SimCity Social in an unlucky position as these job cuts seems to have hit them hard.
The Sims Social opened on 18th October 2011 and has had a healthy and popular lifespan for a couple of years but on 14th June 2013 the servers will be turned off and the game will be unable to be played.
Playfish stated 'The decision to retire older EA games is never an easy one to make but in order to re-allocate servers and resources to more popular titles we are removing The Sims Social from Facebook. Players who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on 14th June and is no longer available for play.'
We here at The Sims Social Fansite have been live and the number one source of information and news for The Sims Social ever since the first day the virtual life simulator was announced at E3 in 2011 and we will continue to serve the game for news up until the day its officially closes, so we hope you will continue to come here for your daily gossip on our favourite online Facebook game of all time.
In the coming weeks and months up until the termination of The Sims Social we will be taking a look back at some of the the high points of the game with features regarding 'The best items of all time', 'The best houses of all time', 'The most famous and valuable community members', 'The best themes of all time', 'The rarest items ever to be released' plus stories and letters from players about their fun times playing The Sims Social.