Electronic Arts today announced The Sims 2, the sequel to the best-selling PC game of all time. It is being developed by Sims creator Will Wright at the company’s Maxis Studio. “For the first time, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world.” The Sims 2 will be unveiled on May 13 at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles and is scheduled to ship in early 2004. Aspyr ported the orginal version of The Sims and its expansion packs to the Mac. There is no word yet on plans for a Mac version of the sequel.