It’s been two years since The Sims 4 was released now and once that game is brought to console, it will be pretty much complete. The latest game in the series included a variety of new features such as the changes to emotions however it did lack the same depth as the previous games and was missing some of the series’ most popular features at the time of launch.
There’s been no mention of the next game in The Sims series however, fans do expect the game to eventually be released; the only question is about what should be in the game. Typically the games are released around 4 years apart and following that time line, The Sims 5 should be released by 2019 at the latest.
Even though the release date is several tears away, fans can still speculate on features now and start making requests in hope that they’ll be added to the game. One of the biggest missing features from the last game are Toddlers, in the past players have been able to raise children through all stages of life however in Sims 4 this stage is missing. It’s expect that this feature will be added back to the game in an expansion pack.
Updated graphics are a certainty with The Sims and the next game will no doubt feature more detailed character creation such as body modifications and tattoos; each game also features more detailed home customization and more items that can be bought and placed in houses. The biggest hope for the character creation is the ability for the player to create their own hair style for each sim instead of just using a pre-created one.
One of the big requests for the next game is to do with the parking facilities, players would like to be able to modify garages or driveways to increase and decrease their size; this could allow the player to park several vehicles in one garage. Vehicles were not included in The Sims 4 for some reason and fans want to see them come back in a wide range of vehicle types,
The Sims 4 is still a work in progress and expansions are still being released for it, fans are still hopeful that the missing features will return to the game in the form of expansion packs. The next game in the series should include those basic features at launch however, the decision to remove features from the base Sims 4 game was very unpopular with gamers.
Fans of the The Sims should not expect to see the next game for a few years still, it will most likely be released in 2018 or 2019.