Updated: EA And Maxis Announce The Sims 4
[Update] Electronic Arts has revealed a little more info about The Sims 4, including the fact that fans don't need to worry about a repeat performance of SimCity.The Sims 4 is a single-player, offline experience with a focus of personalization and sharing.
[Original Story] The Sims is a juggernaut in the simulation space, and the minds behind the series have revealed that a brand new installment is on the way in 2014.
Electronic Arts and Maxis posted the news today, confirming long-standing rumors that a fourth entry is in the works. It has been almost four years since the release of The Sims 3 (pictured above), so the timing seems about right.
Details are scarce at the moment; EA only announced that the game would be coming to PC and Mac in 2014. Interestingly, no other systems were included in the announcement – a surprise considering the success The Sims 3 found on home consoles.
EA says that more information will be revealed later today, so we'll update this story as new details become available.
Full press release available on page two.
Sul Sul! Maxis and Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims™ 4 is currently in development at The Sims Studio for release on PC and Mac in 2014. The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience. The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans.
The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most popular simulation games that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
As a thank you for the support of the more than 30 million fans that share and discuss stories about The Sims across global social networks, a special VIP briefing was held this morning where several of the world’s top fans were amongst the first to hear the news about The Sims 4. This select group was the first in the world to hear from the creative team for The Sims 4, and they will receive special access to the development team as the game progresses.
The Sims 4 is not yet rated by the ESRB. To stay up to date with the latest information please visit www.thesims.com/thesims4.