Fans of the popular life simulation game The Sims 4 (which is currently available for PC) are eagerly waiting for its PS4 version to come out.
Unfortunately, it seems that the console version of the game won’t be released this year. There are many possible reasons for this, and one of these is that Maxis and The Sims Studios (the game’s developers) are planning to include all of the downloadable content (DLCs) that are present in the PC version.
It’s not yet clear if the developers would wait until all of the DLCs for the PC version are released before they’d start working on the console version. However, if this is the case, then it’s highly likely that we won’t see a PS4 version for a long time since expansion packs for the PC version are continually being released and show no signs of stopping.
Here’s the thing, though: even if the developers won’t wait until the final DLC for The Sims 4 is released, they’ll still have a lot of work in front of them. The PC version currently has two Expansion Packs (“Get to Work” and “Get Together”), three Game Packs (“Outdoor Retreat”, “Spa Day”, and “Dine Out”) and six Stuff Packs (“Luxury Party”, “Perfect Patio”, “Cool Kitchen”, “Spooky Stuff”, “Movie Hangout”, and “Romantic Garden”). It also has two additional DLCs: the “Holiday Celebration Pack” and the “Digital Deluxe Upgrade” (which includes “Life of the Party”, “Awesome Animal Hats”, and “Up All Night”). Incorporating these content into the console version will surely take a substantial amount of time.
Another reason for the delay of The Sims PS4 version is that the Maxis and The Sims Studios are having technical problems with porting the game over to console. The two developers and The Sims 4 publisher Electronic Arts have not released any statement about these porting problems, although it’s safe to assume that they are facing major issues. Traditionally, it only takes them two years to release the console version of the game so, since The Sims 4 was made available to the public in 2014, a PS4 and Xbox One version should have been released this year. The fact that we haven’t seen hide nor hair of these games may mean that the developers are battling huge and difficult technical issues.
What do you think about the delayed release of The Sims PS4 version? Are you looking forward to it, or are you okay with the PC version? Share your answers below!