Yeah… we know, The Sims 5 still isn’t out yet. But in the meantime, you can enjoy The Sims 4 for a little while longer. Don’t have The Sims 4 yet? No worries! Now it’s your chance to win one of the two digital activation codes for the game. Sounds exciting, right!?
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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.
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 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!
After the huge success of the earlier The Sims series, we’re getting ready for the fifth generation: The Sims 5! At this point, many things remain unclear about this game. But one thing is for sure: The Sims 4 will come to an end, whether it is in 2018, 2019 or later.
But… will there ever be a The Sims 5 at all? We at DownloadSims5.com think so! However, The Sims 4 producer Grant Rodiek said in an earlier interview on the 6th of September 2014 the following:
“We’re not working on Sims 5. We’re not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.” – Grant Rodiek
Note that this quote is more than three years old. The Sims 4 is very successful and is one of the most popular simulations games ever! However, Electronic Arts and Maxis haven’t confirmed anything about The Sims 5 yet. It is very likely that the development of The Sims 5 has begun but there is, unfortunately, no evidence to be found. Everything remains a secret. But for how long?
We thought it would be nice to answer some frequently asked questions in order to clarify things:
When can I download The Sims 5?
The Sims 5 is not out yet, even though some fake sites are claiming this! There have been many discussions about the release date of The Sims 5. One thing is for sure: no one – at this point – knows exactly when the game is coming out.
However, we at DownloadSims5.com have done a little bit of research and figured out that there are about 58 months between the releases of each Sims generation. The Sims 4 came out on the 2nd of September 2014. Adding 58 months to this means that we can expect The Sims 5 somewhere around the 2nd of July 2019! As soon as we know the official date, we will update our site!
Where can I download The Sims 5?
It is very likely that the game will be launched as a digital download through official channels like Electronic Arts’ own game platform Origin, through other famous retailers, including Amazon, and through less-known web shops. We don’t think the game will be launched on other platforms like Steam.
Why should I download The Sims 5?
There are many reasons why you should download this game instead of buying it as a physical copy. For fans of physical copies, this might be a bummer. However, downloads are the future and there are many benefits. Here are some reasons why:
First of all, it is faster to download a digital game. No need to wait for post-delivery anymore and no need to go to a store to get a physical copy and wait in line. Digital downloads are usually also cheaper compared to physical games. This is because digital downloads don’t have a disc or box, don’t require storage, and don’t need to be shipped to a store.
Digital versions are often on sale. There are discounts all the time, so you can save a lot of money depending on where you buy games. Furthermore, digital downloads save a lot of physical space. Now you can use your bookshelf for other stuff. Downloads are also easy to download and convenient. Moreover, many computers and laptops don’t have disc readers anymore and this will only become more common in the near future.
Downloading has another advantage compared to physical copies. Physical copies can be damaged, scratched or even broken over time. As such, many disc readers can’t read discs correctly. And what happens if you forget your disc, or lose it? Downloads are also better for the environment because no natural resources have to be used and shipping is not needed anymore. Digital versions are always accessible.
Finally, we’ve seen before that many Sims games, including Stuff Packs and Game Packs haven’t been launched as physical copies. It is very likely that this trend will continue, which means that in the future fewer Sims games will be sold physically.
Which versions of The Sims 5 will be available as download?
It is likely that The Sims 5 will be released in different versions, which was also the case for The Sims 4. Nothing is official yet, but we might get a Limited Edition during the first months after the release, as well as a Digital Deluxe Edition, Collector’s Edition or Premium Edition. It is also likely that all games will be available as digital download and some of them as a physical copy.
Many things about the upcoming game are unclear at this point. Will it be a free game with micro-transactions in it, or will it follow the classic structure: a base game with expansion packs, game packs and stuff packs? Will it be a physical game with CD/DVD/box or only a digital download through for example Origin or other web shops like Amazon.
Can I download Expansion Packs for The Sims 5?
Many Expansion Packs, Game Packs and Stuff Packs have been released for earlier The Sims generations, including The Sims 4. Will The Sims 5 have as many additions as The Sims 4? It is unclear whether Electronic Arts and Maxis are going to follow the same release-structure as The Sims 4 or not. However, many Sims fans have been asking for fewer packs with more content.
Regardless of Electronic Arts’ and Maxis’ plans, it is likely that there will be many expansions for The Sims 5 coming up on for example Origin, Amazon or on other game platforms and web shops.
Will The Sims 5 be announced soon?An anonymoususer 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.
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.
Are you ready for our first giveaway? Yeah, we know, The Sims 5 isn’t available yet. So that’s why we’re giving away 2 digital activation codes for The Sims 4 in the meantime! Sounds exciting, right!?
Participating is super easy! Simply sign up for the free The Sims 5 newsletter below. By doing this, you will have a chance to win!
The giveaway ends on September 3rd at 18:00 CET. We will announce the winners via email shortly after the giveaway has ended.
The winners will receive a unique serial code to redeem The Sims 4 in Origin. You can only participate once per person! The winners will be randomly selected.
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Digital all the way or physical games? For those who aren’t convinced yet about downloading games, we’ve made a very useful list. Here are 9 reasons why you should download The Sims 5 when it comes out (which could be in 2019 already)! Perhaps this will make you change your mind!
1. Not all new games will be released as a physical copy anymore
When the first ever The Sims game came out, it was only available as a physical copy, which was also the case for The Sims 2. However, when The Sims 3 arrived things were changing drastically. The Sims 3 was not only released as a physical game anymore. It was also released as a digital download, available on Origin and through other web shops.
The Sims 4 focuses more on downloads than physical disc games. As such, many The Sims 4 games have only been released as a digital download version on Origin or on other online web shops. Many Stuff Packs and Game Packs have not been released as a physical copy. Electronic Arts and Maxis, the companies behind the Sims series, are focusing more on digital versions where you receive a multi-digit game key (code) in order to redeem, install, download and play a game.
It is very likely that this trend will continue when The Sims 5 comes out. This could mean that there won’t be any physical games anymore or that Stuff Packs, Game Packs, and Expansion Packs will only be available as a download. This is bad news for those who prefer and collect disc games over downloads. Digital-only seems to be the new standard.
2. Downloading is much easier
It’s so much easier to download games compared to going to a store. Downloading games through Origin or other platforms is so easy nowadays! It only takes a few clicks to buy, activate, download, install, and start the game!
Excitement about a new release will be gone when you figure out that your local physical store hasn’t received the game yet, or all games have been sold out. Then you have to wait even longer and visit the store again. Sigh! And what if there are huge waiting lines outside the store? We at DownloadSims5.com know how frustrating this can be! Downloading games will avoid this inconvenience. Save yourself the hassle of worrying about the availability of games.
Digital downloads are usually available directly after midnight. Downloading is so easy, even a child can do it! Moreover, no discs are required. You can play the game right away. No need to get off that comfy couch to switch discs. Easy peasy!
3. No need to wait for your post-delivery anymore
Imagine if you have to wait for your game after it finally officially comes out! Will the mail carrier deliver your game package today? Will it be tomorrow? Or perhaps after the weekend? Is it delayed again? Too bad! Delayed parcels are very common these days.
You won’t have this problem with digital downloads. They are usually available right after midnight. Immediate digital delivery is one of the primary advantages of downloading games. You will receive your serial key within a few minutes, which allows you to activate, download, install, and play the game directly. Moreover, downloading saves you a lot of time!
4. Downloading is often cheaper: save a lot of money
Digital games are often known as expensive, but in reality they are oftentimes actually much cheaper in comparison to physical games. You can save a lot of money by checking out deals and sales! Some web shops and platforms are expensive. Origin, for example, is one of the more expensive platforms. However, Origin has some huge sales throughout the year.
Many web shops – which are not related to Electronic Arts or Maxis – are selling Sims games with huge discounts at any time. This makes it possible to download Sims games for a much lower price in comparison to recommended prices by Electronic Arts and Maxis.
But why are digital downloads often cheaper than physical games? Several reasons can be named:
First of all: digital downloads are not manufactured, which means that they don’t require packaging;
Furthermore, digital copies don’t have to be transported or shipped, so there are no shipping costs;
Another important reason is that digital games don’t need to be stored in stores, warehouses or other buildings, so companies can save money on property rent;
Running and maintaining a web shop and server for digital distribution of games is cheaper in comparison to physical stores;
No salesperson is needed to sell games in-stores, so the labour cost drops drastically;
Finally, many web shops are buying huge gaming stocks. The more they buy, the cheaper it gets, which makes it possible to drop prices for games and sell it for a lower price.
Probably there are more reasons to find. When The Sims 5 comes out, it is likely that the game will be available via different web shops and platforms, so you can purchase it for a reduced price. It is not clear yet if the base game for The Sims 5 will be cheaper compared to The Sims 4 base game. One thing is for sure: there won’t be a free The Sims 5 download version because Electronic Arts and Maxis need to earn money as well.
5. Disc drives are becoming less common
New laptops, notebooks, and other computers are getting thinner and lighter. Many computer manufacturers are planning to wipe out physical disc drives in the future. Because of this, digital downloads are gaining popularity.
The latest Mac desktop computers and MacBooks by Apple, for example, don’t have a CD/DVD drive anymore. This is also the case for many new Windows PC’s, laptops, and notebooks by Microsoft, ASUS, Acer, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Dell. It is likely that consoles, such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii, will not have disc readers in the future anymore.
Blu-ray drives, DVD drives, and CD drives are becoming old-fashioned. This trend will continue, whether or not you like it. This could mean that – in just a few years – no laptops or notebooks with disc readers will be sold anymore. This makes it extra difficult to play physical games.
6. More space for other things
The more physical games you have, the more physical space they require. This can especially be a problem when you’re living in a small house or apartment, where space is limited. Storing games can become a big problem when you have an enormous collection. Despite the nostalgia and beauty of the boxes with paper instruction booklets and cases, boxed games take up much room. They are just sitting around collecting dust.
This physical space can be used for other purposes when digital downloads are used instead. Storing games in a digital library is much more efficient and convenient as well.
7. No damaged, scratched, or broken discs anymore
Are you still using physical game copies? Maybe you have had some scratches on your discs, or maybe you have even had broken discs. CD’s and DVD’s are fragile media. Disc readers often can’t read damaged or scratched discs. And that’s frustrating!
Switching to digital downloads solves this problem. No scratches and broken discs anymore!
8. Never lose or forget discs anymore
Have you ever experienced forgetting or losing your games? Did you ever lend your disc to a friend and didn’t get it back? Or was it stolen? That’s a pity! Luckily, digital downloads are easily accessible through the game library at any time.
All you need to install and update games is an internet connection. Internet is not needed for playing most games. Digital downloads have the advantage that you don’t need to carry them around, so you won’t lose any games anymore and other won’t steal them.
9. Let’s face it: downloads are the future
Whether or not you like it, digital downloads are the future, also when it comes to The Sims 5. Downloads are already incredibly popular these days and they are gaining popularity right now. Forget about plastic discs!
According to an article on Huffington Post, digital games were outperforming physical games for the first time in 2015! This shows that the game industry is changing. In other words: digital all the way! We at DownloadSims5.com fully support this change!