The Sims 4 for Xbox One: Still No Clear Release Date
Are you waiting for The Sims 4 to be available in the Xbox One? If you are, you’re not alone. Many fans are also waiting for the popular life simulation game to be made available in Microsoft’s video game console but, as of the moment, there is still no information as to when this would exactly happen.
There have been rumors swirling around that the Xbox One version of The Sims 4 would be released in Fall 2016. There are also those who say that it would be made available in early 2017. All of these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, though, since game developers Maxis and The Sims Studio and publisher Electronic Arts have not made any official statement about the Xbox One release of The Sims 4.
This delay has puzzled many fans since it usually doesn’t take a lot of time for the console version of The Sims game franchise to be released. The console version of The Sims 2 hit the shelves just 13 months after the PC version was released, while the console version of The Sims 3 was made available to PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, and Nintendo DS just 16 months after the PC version was rolled out. If this pattern is followed, The Sims 4 (which was released for PC on September 2014) should have already had its console version last year or early this year.
There seem to be several reasons why The Sims 4 console version hasn’t been out yet. One of these is that Maxis and The Sims Studio are having a difficult time porting the game over to console. This rumor has been around for several months, leading many people to think think that the developers are experiencing major technical problems that couldn’t be easily solved.
There are even some reports saying that EA will skip the console version of The Sims 4 and release The Sims 5 and that it will announce the fifth installment of the game during E3 2016, although the company has not confirmed this yet.
Those who are hoping to get updates about The Sims 4 for Xbox One during E3 2016 will be disappointed. EA has already announced that they will not include The Sims 4 during their E3 press conference. The game will also not be a part of their EA Play event, which will be held in London and Los Angeles. This comes as a surprise to many considering that The Sims 4 has reached an important milestone, selling 5 million copies in less than two years.