The Sims 4 has been one of the most successful installments in the life simulation video game franchise, and it has gained numerous fans over the years. However, the game is currently available only in PC, which is a huge issue to those who would like to play it in video consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. In fact, this is one of the biggest questions that many fans are asking: When will they see The Sims 4 for PS4 and Xbox One?
The answer, unfortunately, seems to be “Not any time soon”. There are many possible reasons for this delay, and one of these is that developers Maxis and The Sims Studio are having problems porting the game to consoles.
This is unexpected because, historically, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Sims games were released less than two years after the PC versions were launched. The Sims 3, for example, was released to PCs in 2009, and its console versions were made available on 2010. If the game’s developers had the same plan for The Sims 4, its console version would already have been released, considering that it has been almost two years since its PC version was launched on September 2014.
Unfortunately, it seems that this pattern won’t be repeated this time around. Maxis and The Sims Studio, along with game publisher Electronic Arts, have not released an official statement about the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Sims 4.
Instead, the three companies are focused on developing and promoting DLCs for the PC version of the game. The latest DLC, The Sims 4: Dine Out, has been officially announced and will be made available to players on June 7. It will reportedly allow sims to eat out in restaurants and give budding entrepreneurs the chance to open their own dining establishment in the sims world. Players also have the option to create unique recipes like Volcano Pasta and Jungle Moss Egg with Lavender Wisps.
Still, The Sims 4 fans who are waiting for the console versions shouldn’t be discouraged because there is still hope. According to CrossMap, there is a possibility that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game may be released next year. This rumor has not been confirmed by EA, Maxis, and The Sim Studio but, considering that 2017 is still many months away, the developers have more than enough time to fix the porting problems and successfully create the console versions of The Sims 4.