EA announces The Sims 2 Open for Business

Electronic Arts announced that its Maxis studio is developing The Sims 2 Open for Business, the third expansion pack to The Sims 2. With The Sims 2 Open for Business, commercial creativity is in your hands ? create any kind of business, from trendy clothing boutique to a blooming floral shop, a bustling restaurant or even become a mogul with an original business of your own design - the Sims' world is open for business. From the layout and merchandise, to the employees and materials, you choose what your Sim needs to create a profitable and fun company.

In The Sims 2 Open for Business, your Sims will learn what it takes to build a clientele and keep loyal customers happy while improving employee morale and managing a lucrative business. Players can even help their Sims to create and craft new items to sell and meet customer demands. As each customer is different, you'll be able to apply sales techniques to woo even the most discriminating shopper. Dress your employees in wacky outfits to entertain cranky customers or drop the price for an unsure browser. From training, promoting, hiring and firing, you're ultimately the boss who calls all the shots.

Keep your employees knowledgeable and the workplace happy, because before you know it you'll have the most entertaining, booming business in the neighborhood. Flaunt your team's assets while vying for the 'Best of the Best' award, an honor guaranteed to improve their business reputation ? and yours.

The Sims 2 Open for Business is the third expansion pack of The Sims 2. With a PEGI rating of 12+, The Sims 2 Open for Business was developed under the EA brand by EA's Maxis studio.

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