Most gamers have grown tired from the Sims 4. They have milked the game long enough, or so we thought. With every expansions, some of them a lot buggier than a previous release, the Sims 4 is not what most hardcore fans want to see from the game.
With that, most fans will be glad to know that the Sims 5 are on their way. However, they might be a short or long way off, depending on where the developers are in the process. Here is everything that we know about the Sims 5, its eventual release date and various other facts about the game.
The Sims 5 is Coming!
The Sims 5 is on its way, and it was confirmed by EA CSO, Laura Miele confirmed in an interview. The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2022 or 2023, though no specified date or window was officially given. Leaks come and go and some are almost confirmed to be true.
For context, the Sims 4 was released in 2014 and 3 in 2009. This is the longest period that we have gone without a major Sims release. Part of that is probably due to the launch of next generation consoles. With better consoles, the developers most likely felt that the games could be pushed further and eventually, be a lot better than the previous release (hopefully, though it wouldn’t take much).
The Game Will Have Multiplayer
When this piece of news hit the internet, a lot of people were shocked about what was going to happen. Miele stated that they felt that they knew their player-base well enough and that the time to implement multiplayer has come. In order to allow players maximum creativity, social interaction between players was one of the first things that came to mind when developing the next game in the series.
Most people are vary about multiplayer, given that the Sims were always games that focused on single-player content, and had nothing multiplayer related, even co-op. Multiplayer could be a bad choice, but we will have to wait and see.
The Sims 5 Might Have a “Creator Market”
What this means in simple terms is that there may be an online marketplace where users could create their own objects and themes, and then sell them for real money. Artistic individuals would be rewarded with real money and players could get new content from the fans, and not just from the developer.
This creator market may or may not be a reality, because we have entered into the domain of rumors.
This has been petitioned for in the fourth game of the series, with over 20000 signatures. Maxis is one of the first companies to be forward-thinking about such topics, so it would come as no surprise if non-binary pronouns were to be implemented in the next game in the series. As a fundamental game mechanic, it would set the trend for most video games going forward.
As with most games until leaks start hitting the market, we don’t really know that much about the Sims 5 other than what was stated above and even then, some of the things stated are rumors.
Until Maxis comes out with a trailer or some official statements about the game, the only thing that we know is that it has been already in development for a while and that it is coming, hopefully soon.