The Sims 5 announced during Behind The Sims Summit

Today’s Behind The Sims Summit livestream just took place and some interesting things happened! There was a lot of anticipation for this Summit, because of speculations that The Sims 5 was going to be announced.

So was The Sims 5 actually announced?

Did they announce The Sims 5 after all? That’s the million dollar (or Simoleon) question. The answer is: most likely yes!

During the livestream, Lyndsay Pearson (VP of Franchise Creative for The Sims) talked about the future of The Sims. She shared some very interesting details about “Project Rene” (Rene stands for Renewal). Project Rene is probably the working title for The Sims 5, just like Project Olympus became The Sims 4 once it was released.

So, it definitely looks like The Sims 5 is on its way! However, Lyndsay mentioned it will take a few years to develop the next iteration even further. How many years, you may wonder? That’s still unclear.

The Sims 4 will be 10 years old in about 2 years, which is twice as long as most of the older Sims generations, so we assume that the game will be coming within 2 years.

What can we expect from The Sims 5?

So, what’s new about The Sims 5? Not much has been confirmed, but a few remarkable details were shared during the livestream.

Lyndsay Pearson emphasized that the innovations that were shown during the stream were based “very early” developments, so it’s definitely not the final game.

This is what we already know about the fifth generation:

  • The game will definitely include multiplayer aspects, as it introduces online elements. It looks like there will also be a single-player option, so you can also play all by yourself.
  • The game can be played on several devices simultaneously. You can play it on a computer and a smartphone at the same time. It’s not confirmed which exact devices will be supported.
  • Within the game, it’s possible to decorate rooms and share items (objects and probably more things) with other players.
  • There will be a color wheel and it’s possible to select patterns when furnishing rooms or constructing houses.
  • It’s also possible to reshape objects and other items. You can, for example, make a bed wider, add pillows to a couch and rotate them.

Rewatch the Behind The Sims Summit about Project Rene

Watch the full Summit back below. The interesting part about Project Rene (The Sims 5) starts at 26:45.

Lyndsay mentioned that more details about Project Rene will be shared in the upcoming years. This will include in-progress work, explorations, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes content.

We’re super excited for the next generation of The Sims. We hope you are feeling the same as well!

Behind The Sims Summit: Will The Sims 5 be announced?

Will The Sims 5 be announced during the Behind The Sims Summit on October 18th?

It’s October 18th, and that means that the Behind The Sims Summit will take place. Electronic Arts and Maxis will be sharing more details about what’s to come for The Sims 4. They will probably announce new expansions.

But that’s probably not all!

Rumors suggest that there will be another important announcement. According to experts in the game-scene, The Sims 5 will be announced during this online event.

We’re not completely sure whether or not this is true. The only way to figure this out is by watching the livestream. You can watch it via YouTube, Twitch and Steam. It starts at 10:00 AM PT / 19:00 CEST / 18:00 BST.

Are you ready for a possible announcement of The Sims 5? Do you think the game will be coming soon? Needless to say, we’re really curious!

P.S. Starting today, The Sims 4’s base game will also be free to download. The game is available for free on PC, Mac, and console.

Possible The Sims 5 announcement at EA Play Live 2021

Electronic Arts might announce The Sims 5 during EA Play Live 2021

Will The Sims 5 be announced soon? An anonymous user of the popular 4chan forum shared some interesting details about the upcoming games that may be announced during EA Play Live 2021. This news was also shared on Reddit, another popular forum, as well.

According to the source on 4chan, Electronic Arts (EA) will announce The Sims 5 during this year’s EA Play Live. This reoccurring event will take place on June 14th at 11am EDT/8am PDT/4pm BST.

Besides that, EA will share a teaser of the official game trailer. There will also be an interview with the producer of the game.

The 4chan source also claims that EA will release the fifth generation during Spring 2022 on PC. It’s likely that the Mac version will follow shortly after that, or they might release it at the same time as the PC version.

According to a source on 4chan and Reddit, EA will announce The Sims 5 soon

The exact release date of The Sims 5 hasn’t been confirmed yet, so we just have to wait for more details. Please take this news with a grain of salt, as there hasn’t been an official announcement about the game just yet.

New BIG hint suggests that The Sims 5 is coming

Domain registration suggests that The Sims 5 is on its way

Hello Sims fans! We have some exciting news for you today. We’ve recently discovered something that’s worth sharing, to say the least.

A new BIG hint suggests that The Sims 5 is on its way!

Most of you are probably not familiar with the tool Whois. This is a free tool that tells more about who is owning specific domain names.

We’ve recently did some research, and it turns out that Electronic Arts Inc. (a.k.a EA) has registered the official domain name for the fifth generation: TheSims5.com! What’s more, is that they’ve recently updated the registration, something that needs to be done each year.

New domain registration hint suggests that The Sims 5 will be coming soon

Now you’re probably wondering: What on earth does this mean?

Well, it shows that it’s likely that Electronic Arts is planning on launching an official website for The Sims 5, just like they did with earlier generations. It also suggests that they are working on the next generation for real! That’s some exciting news, right?

We’ve also compared the registration details for TheSims4.com, and it shows the exact same details. It’s owned by Electronic Arts Inc. with its headquarters in Redwood City, California.

At the moment, there is no official release date information yet, but we’ll let you know when we know more!

Is The Sims 5 actually coming soon?

Is The Sims 5 actually coming soon? According to PlayStation Magazine, it will. Here are some release details for PlayStation 5 (PS5)

You may have noticed that there are rumors about The Sims 5 popping up all over the place. Many of them are just fake news. Sometimes we come across something that may not be fake. Our colleagues at Sims Community shared some very interesting news about the fifth generation!

PlayStation Magazine UK, the official PlayStation magazine, came up with a list of games that are expected to be released in the future. The interesting thing is that they have also listed ‘The Sims 5’, as you can see on the image below:

According to PlayStation Magazine UK, The Sims 5 will be released soon
According to PlayStation Magazine, The Sims 5 will be released soon

According to the magazine, the game will come to PlayStation 5 (PS5), as can be seen on page 29. However, this doesn’t mean that it will not be launched on PC, Mac, Xbox Series X or possible other platforms. PlayStation Magazine also mentions that Maxis and The Sims Studio will be responsible for developing the game and that Electronic Arts is the publisher.

According to PlayStation Magazine, we have to wait a bit more for the official release of the game, as it shows that it will take 12 months or more. They didn’t list an official release date, but it’s quite sure that it will not happen in 2020.

Usually there is about a year between the official announcement and the actual release of a new Sims generation. This would mean that the fifth generation will not be launched before the summer of 2021, simply because there hasn’t been an official announcement yet.

PlayStation Magazine also shared that The Sims 5 will include online features, such as interactions and competitions. This seems to be correct, as the CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson, shared earlier in 2020 that the fifth installment will contain elements that are based on The Sims Online. Unfortunately, this game was shut down in 2008. But… maybe there is a chance that it will return?

For now, we just have to wait for the official announcement of the game by Electronic Arts and Maxis!

EA’s CEO confirms next-generation Sims game; is The Sims 5 coming?

Sims 5 confirmed by Electronic Arts' CEO Andrew Wilson

Finally some REALLY exciting news!

Our colleagues over at Sims Community recently discovered a new interview with Electronic Arts’ CEO, Andrew Wilson, who confirmed that EA is actually planning on releasing the next generation Sims game. Nothing more has been confirmed yet, but it is very likely that EA’s CEO Andrew is referring to The Sims 5!

And just to be clear: this is official information, not fake news!

During the Third Quarter of FY2020 earnings call, Andrew Wilson was asked if Maxis is planning on relaunching an online version of The Sims (comparable to The Sims Online, which was released in 2002 and was shut down in 2008). Andrew’s response to this question was rather interesting as he mentioned that “Maxis is continuously thinking about The Sims for a new generation and that features from The Sims Online will become a part of that experience ‘in the years to come’.”

Andrew also said that “although they will always stay true to creation, escape, motivations and more (hinting at some of the keywords of an offline game), that they are also about to embrace a new social experience such as social interactions and competitions (which were part of The Sims Online as well) in a Sims experience in the years to come.” This quote shows that EA and Maxis are seriously looking at adding multiplayer and single-player elements to the fifth generation.

Here is the full transcript of the interview with EA’s CEO. The video with the interview can be found below the transcript!

Question:
Any thoughts on relaunching an online version of the franchise given its large popularity? (which is a reference to The Sims Online)

Andrew Wilson (EA’s CEO):
Great question on The Sims! The Sims will be 20 next week. That Maxis team and the team that’s been a part of Maxis over the years continue to deliver unbelievably innovative and creative content for a constantly growing Sims community globally. As we think about The Sims – again, I reference the motivations of why we play the games – inspiration, escape, social interaction, creation, self-improvement, competition. Typically what The Sims has done is really focus on fulfilling the motivations and inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement and not necessarily focus as much as on social interaction and competition.

But a few things are in fact true over the years. One is that the Sims community continues to grow and with the broad of social platforms continue to connect with each other and share what they do – in and around the game they play. And we’ve seen that manifest in games like The Sims FreePlay, which was a more social experience for us. And we’re also seeing that the competition nature of The Sims is also rising and we’re seeing people compare and contrast. Not competition in an original sports sense, but how they create, and what they create, and how they use their imaginations, and what they’re able to build inside of these Sims universes.

As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation – across platforms and a cloud-enabled world, you should imagine while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement, motivations – that this notion of social interactions and competition like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many, many years ago – that they will start to become part of ongoing Sims experience in the years to come.

We are very excited. This is a game that really doesn’t have any competition in its category for delivering and fulfilling these motivations for players, and we think of the tremendous growth opportunities for us for many, many years to come.

Are you excited about The Sims 5? We hope so! Keep an eye out on our website for more news, and don’t forget to sign up for the first-ever Sims 5 newsletter.