Will Wright stated in 2003 that there would be more expansions for SimCity 4 , but that no longer seems likely. In 2004, Will Wright stated that SimCity has gotten too complex and the franchise was going to go in a new direction. To that end, Maxis ended up departing the SimCity franchise and went to develop other games for Electronic Arts such as The Sims: Bustin Out , The Urbz: Sims in the City , The Sims 2 and Spore . In 2008, the controversial SimCity Societies wasn't developed by Maxis, but rather a different developer, Tilted Mill , marking the first time a major SimCity title was developed by someone other than Maxis, which was received with mixed opinions.
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