The Sims 5’s base game will be free to download

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.

We’ll keep you posted!

Watch the Behind The Sims Summit episode below.

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The Sims 5 announced during Behind The Sims Summit

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!

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.

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