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Rumors about The Sims have been flying recently with reports starting that The Sims 4 will not be coming to consoles after-all and also reports about The Sims 5.

While very little information about The Sims 5 has been revealed so far, it would seem that these reports confirm that EA is moving their focus to the development of this game. According to reports, The Sims 5 will be released for consoles however the game will be released for the next generation of consoles.

If the game is being developed now then that would suggest that the developer has plans to release the game as a bundle for the new consoles or very soon after they’re released; current rumors for the next generation place their release date between 2017 and 2019.

The Sims typically have 4/5 year gaps between games and as The Sims 4 was released in 2014, fans expect that The Sims 5 will be released in 2019. This release time fits the rumored release date for the next console generation making it very likely that it could be bundled with the next consoles.

It was stated by an official that The Sims 5 would not be developed if The Sims 4 sold poorly however recent rumors state that EA will be focusing on this game instead and plan to integrate virtual reality.