For people just starting out, this may seem a ridiculous question. But for people who are creating Springfields full of wide-open and well-decorated spaces, land is fast running out. At the moment, the maximum land size for your Springfield is 13×13 squares and from that point on, there’s nothing else to do but move things a bit closer together if you want to add new buildings. (If you want to see how much the land costs at the furthest corners, take a look here at a post from about a month back.)

Will EA be adding more land to the game? My guess would be not just yet. There are still a lot of stability issues which seem to stress the servers out at every update, and these would need to resolved before larger Springfields can be safely stored. And it seems that new levels and characters are the current priority.

My guess it that there will be more land available at some point in the future, although it’s difficult to say when. I also think it’s possible that the shore will open up – if you take a look when you’re buying land, you’ll see that the grid extends beyond the left-hand border of your town.