Console gamers were thrilled when it was first announced that The Sims 4 would be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; according to new details however, the developers have run into technical problems.
News Every Day have reported that Maxix and The Sims Studios has run into difficulties while trying to port the game to consoles; they comment that the delay in the console version is due to “significant technical glitches” which have risen from the process of porting game.
For previous The Sims games, it has taken the development team less than two years to release a console version of the game; the previous game in the series, The Sims 3 was ported to console the same year it was released. In comparison, The Sims 4 was released in 2014 and console fans of the game are still waiting for the game to be released.
Since these revelations, Maxis and The Sims Studios have been silent about the console version of The Sims 4; rumors suggest that the game will be bundled with the Pet Expansion pack for its release on console. The Pet Expansion packs have been some of the most popular expansions for each game in the series, there’s no confirmation on this yet but it would be a nice compensation for console gamers.
In other Sim related news, there is a new expansion pack coming soon for the PC versions of the game; according The Sims official website, this expansion pack will be called “Dine Out” and will involve “restaurant life” with “clumsy waiters”. There are also rumours to suggest that a new feature will be coming to The Sims 4 which will allow both genders to have interchangeable hairstyles.
There is no official release date for the console versions of The Sims 4, it was due for release this year but due to the technical issues that have arisen during the port this may longer be the case. If the game is released this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One then it will most likely be towards the end of the year. More news on the port should be revealed in June at E3 this year.