news, rumors and release date. Everything that is known about the game
Exit Sims 5 is just around the corner. Let’s talk about what is known about the game at the moment.
Almost 7 years have passed since the release of the fourth part of the game, which is why rumors about The sims 5 are heating up. This is the longest gap between releases in the series. Fans of the game pondered fervently about the sequel until a vacancy was posted in September for an “AAA Early Development Project at Maxis.” The news that Senior Producer Grant Rodick had left the development team in April 2019 added fuel to the fire.
And although the official announcement of The Sims 5 (or as Maxis decides to call the continuation of the game) has not yet been, there are rumors about the release of the long-awaited part. We share everything we know about the release of the next part of The Sims.
The Sims 5 release date
Since the fifth part of The Sims has not yet been announced, accordingly, the release date is also unknown.
However, The Sims 4 was officially announced four months prior to release. Everything waited for the announcement of a new part of the game at EA Play Live 2021would most likely mean November release. This time period coincides with the release dates for extensions for The Sims 4 over the past few years.
However, a lockdown and a pandemic will make adjustments and 2021 becomes a “year of postponements” for many large projects that, after the sad experience of Cyberpunk 2077, do not want to repeat its fate. Apparently, the announcement was postponed until next year, and in the fall EA focused on the launch of Battlefield 2042. Therefore, the announcement of The Sims 5 is likely to be postponed again until the summer of 2022.
Will there be support for PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms?
The Sims 4 is available on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It can be logical to assume that the new part will also be supported. Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5… It is likely that the game will launch on these platforms at a later date. Concerning PS4 and Xbox One, then they are unlikely to pull it.
Add-ons are released simultaneously for all platforms, but this was not always the case. The Console version of The Sims 4 was only released in November 2017, three years after its official release in September 2014. It took another two and a half years for the console versions to catch up with the PC and Mac versions. The first concurrent release for all platforms was the add-on “Eco-friendly life”released on June 5, 2020.
Will the Sims 5 be available on Steam?
The Sims 4 is currently in Steam… The project was exclusive to the EA platform Origin up to June 2020. It is unlikely that a sequel will be released in a competitive market.
Will The Sims 5 be free to download?
As always, after the release, the game will be available for free download on torrent trackers. There is a chance that the online version (if such is delivered) can be played by everyone without buying a new part.
However, even free access is associated with many problems. There is too much content in the game that can be blocked and allowed to be used only after purchase. This system means that fans may have to spend more money than buying the game and its add-ons.
Sims 5 News
There is little official news regarding The Sims 5, but it is still there. In a recent interview with VentureBeat, the CEO of EA Studio, Laura Mile, confirms that “the team is working hard to continue the game“.
Sims 5 Rumors
Much of what is known about the game is based on speculation and rumor. However, certain key events, sayings and job postings put the puzzle together. The most important information about the project to date is below.
September 2018: Maxis publishes vacancies for concept artists, software engineers and more
Concept artists are needed early in development. The publication of vacancies by the studio in 2018 gave rise to rumors about the creation of a new part of the game. Then Maxis even more software engineers, an executive producer, and a character modeling specialist were needed.
April 2019: Grant Rodick stops working on the fourth part of the game
Grant Rodick left The Sims 4 in April 2019 to work on another Maxis project. At first glance, this is not so important. But it is worth paying attention to the story of Rodik in the project. He joined EA as a lead and associate producer The sims 3 in September 2005. In 2010, he left this project and moved on to the development of the fourth part of the game.
Another move from working on one game to developing another has sparked a lot of speculation that Rodick would become the lead producer for The Sims 5.
January 2020: Andrew Wilson hints at multiplayer in The Sims
Fiscal 2020 Q3 earnings reported on The Sims 5. EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated that “social interaction and competition that were in The Sims Online will soon be part of the series“.
This has led many to wonder if The Sims Online will return or multiplayer will appear in the new installment.
January 2021: even more open vacancies
Jobs of software engineers, animators and UI / UX engineers of various levels were posted on the Internet. This suggests that development is gaining momentum.
March 2021: new vacancies published
They talk about the development of “global web services accessible to millions of players”, as well as the requirement to “creatively combine the best security measures and ingenious methods to ensure the safety of user data and prevent fraud.”
There are also additional job openings for scripting professionals. Because of this, it can be assumed that the new part will more storytelling…
Signs the Sims 5 is coming soon
There are several signs and very good reasons why The Sims 5 will be announced soon. Here is some of them:
- The Sims 4 is almost 7 years old;
- There are 43 DLCs in The Sims 4:
- 11 extensions;
- 10 add-ons;
- 18 catalogs of accessories;
- 4 sets.
- This huge list makes developing another DLC daunting and expensive;
- All add-ons should work well together, but in fact they cause a lot of new problems in the game;
- The basic needs of the players are met, with the exception of the recruitment “All ages”;
- There are too many rumors around the sims series, and now is the time for the franchise to take center stage on EA Play Live 2021…
The Sims 5 Wishlist
Many players have already started creating a wishlist for the simulator. Here are a few things that I would like to see:
- Improved life stages – stop babies from being objects to interact with;
- Cars – there are not enough cars for players, especially those that can be driven;
- Plot – Although the game is essentially a sandbox, I would like to see a storyline. It is commendable that in the fourth part, the developers began to release play sets;
- Deep Emotions – Many still criticize The Sims 4 for its superficial behavior system;
- VR version – fans dream of being able to literally live someone else’s life using VR technology;
- DLC Launch – Players want to see major additions from EA as soon as the game launches.
There are also a couple of features that cause controversy… These include:
- Open world – although the gameplay in the third part was more exciting with an open world, due to this feature, some had delays and lags;
- Multiplayer – This is strongly hinted at, but some would prefer to keep the game single-player. Players are intimidated by possible microtransactions and the need to always have a high-speed connection;
- Graphics – Sources say graphics will be more realistic. Most fans are happy about this, but some are still used to the cartoonish style of the fourth part;
- Cheats – there is information that the developers will fight the use of cheats. No motherlode or Sims.remove_all_buffs. Now you have to play fair. And if challenge fans like it, others are furious about it. After all, removing cheats from sims is the same as getting rid of mods in Skyrim.
Many people wonder what will happen next. According to the comments and the job listings, The Sims 5 will continue to evolve in new and unusual directions.