thesimsOne of the most anticipated PC games of 2009, The Sims 3 was supposed to hit the retail stores on February 20, but it appears that Electronic Arts silently delayed the title: instead of the February release date, the game now has a “To be announced” notice on the official website, while several retailers have also changed the release to “first half of 2009”.

According to Edge Online, Electronic Arts is “evaluating the launch window” and they’ll have more information on the matter in the “near future”. It is not clear at the moment if this delay of The Sims 3 is a strategic decision in order to maximize sales, or the company encountered some unforeseen problems who need some quick fixing. We’ll update you as soon as we’ll find out more.