The MySims series has been absent for the past few years. While it seems EA may have retired the series, there was a plan to bring MySims to the Nintendo 3DS. Titled MySims Friends, the game entered development at the end of 2010. Unlike other games in the series, Friends was to be built around new multiplayer mechanics. This would have included both StreetPass and general online play. However, the game was later cancelled. While trying to renew the larger Sims franchise, EA decided to retire the entire MySims line. Despite being cancelled years ago, these plans and some initial concept art only recently surfaced online.