Sul sul Simmers. We have some exciting news for you today! During today’s Behind The Sims livestream, Lyndsay Pearson (Vice President of Franchise Creative for The Sims at Maxis) revealed some more details about Project Rene. Project Rene is the working title for The Sims 5.
Pearson confirmed that The Sims 5’s base game will be free to download as soon as it’s officially available! Exciting news, right!?
Besides that, Pearson also confirmed that the game can be played without a subscription.
Pearson shared more information about expansion packs as well. She mentioned that The Sims 5 will be getting content packs and expansion packs. These add-ons can be purchased to expand the gameplay. That probably means that the fifth generation’s core game will have limited gameplay and features.
At the moment, it’s not really clear what these expansions will look like. There may be an option for buying extra gameplay, features, and items through microtransactions, but that’s not confirmed yet.
So, when is The Sims 5 coming? The honest answer is that the release date has not been confirmed yet. However, we do know that it’s not coming very soon. It will most likely take another year.
Today’s Behind The Sims Summit live stream 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 live stream, 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 would 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 live stream.
Lyndsay Pearson emphasized that the innovations that were shown during the stream were based on “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!
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.
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.
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.
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!