Console gamers have spent several years waiting for EA to finally release The Sims 4 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; before this game, every main installment for The Sims series has been released on consoles so it’s only natural for fans to expect the same from The Sims 4.
However, it was revealed by EA that the success of The Sims 4 will affect The Sims 5; if The Sims 4 wells poorly then the popular life simulation series will end here. If current rumors are to be believed then EA is already developing The Sims 5 and plan to release the game by 2020. Should these rumors be correct then the game will be bundled with the next console generation and will feature VR integration.
While current rumors state that that The Sims 5 will be released for next generation consoles, this doesn’t help players who own this generation of consoles; it also doesn’t say if EA will be releasing The Sims 4 on consoles.
The situation for console gamers doesn’t look good. Earlier this year, someone from The Sims team announced that The Sims 4 would not be released on consoles. This information was made public on Twitter and the tweet mentioned that it would not be coming “anytime in the near future” which suggests that EA has not given up hope just yet.
When The Sims 4 is eventually released on console, players can expect to see the game arriving as some kind of bundle; it would most likely include all previous DLC and expansions. A console version of the game would most likely be called “The Sims 4 Deluxe” or “The Sims 4 Collection”, this seems to be the standard name for a large bundle like this would be.
If The Sims 4 is not released for this generation of consoles then it would most likely be released for the next generation of consoles; this is expected to be released in 2018-2020 and The Sims 5 is also expected to be released in that time period. It seems likely that EA would release The Sims 4 for these consoles while the team is still porting The Sims 5 to consoles.