Good news: The Sims 4 is coming!
Bad news: It won’t be here for another 12 months or so.
EA has confirmed that the next instalment of the Sims franchise will launch in the Australian Spring of 2014 – that is, some time around September next year. Can we really wait that long to play with people’s emotions?
Rachel Franklin, VP and General Manager of The Sims Studio comments:
The Sims franchise has the best fans in the world and their passion and enthusiasm is at an all-time high. Those millions of voices will fuel our development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made. We can’t wait to see our fans’ reaction when The Sims 4 comes out in [spring] 2014.
We’re promised “all new ways to play with life” in The Sims 4. There are some shiny new creative tools thrown in, as part of a gaming experience that puts emphasis on emotion and intelligence. In a completely non-creepy way, you’re finally able to control the mind of your Sim, rather than just moving them physically around the gamespace – giving you the opportunity to bring their stories to life “like never before”.
You’re only human, so if this sounds like something you want to be a part of, hop onto the pre-orders now. Get in quick, and you’ll pick up the Limited Edition, featuring the Life of the Party DLC pack. In the meantime, stay tuned. We might still have a while to go before we catch up with The Sims 4, but the other way of looking at it is that we’ve got plenty of time to get properly excited.