The more is a few new behind the scenes tech pics of Pets. Showing the dev process of horses.

1) It is said that the horse was the most sought after animal at all. Why have you taken in the game with only now and not even in The Sims 2 Pets?

We did in The Sims 3 Simply insert animal is not just an animal, to which we ask the fans for ages, but also one that benefits from the wide-open game worlds in The Sims 3. Explore because of their ability, and travel long distances within a short time, as well as their special gift to friends, both with other animals as well as Sims, the game just for horses were the perfect choice.

2) What was needed in order to create horses for the PC? Is more complicated than the creation of cats and dogs? Why?

Since The Sims 3 single animal, the first The Sims game ever, occur in horses as pets, the development team faced some special challenges. One of the biggest is that Sims was able to ride the horses. For the first time in the history of The Sims, two of the player-controlled characters interact with each other and rely on each other, to get from point A to point B. This means that had the brand new animations and interactions between Sim and horse are perfectly synchronized. It goes without saying that the joy was great when we first saw on horseback riding Sims!


Source: SimTimes