Fans of The Sims series are desperately searching for news about bringing The Sims 4 to console and about the future of the series; the next main game in the series is expected to be released in several years time which is not good news for dedicated fans of the series.
The release of The Sims 5 is dependent on the success of The Sims 4 which so far, has sold and been received far below projected expectations. EA revealed earlier this year the success or failure of The Sims 4 would impact the entire Sims franchise and that the series could end with this game.
Despite this news, rumors persist that EA is currently working on the next main game in the franchise and that players can expect to see the game being released in 2019 as a minimum; this follows the traditional 5 year releases seen in the main series for The Sims.
This projected release date co-insides with rumors for the next console generation; it is expected that the next generation will begin in 2019 or 2020. According to these reports, the Sims 5 will be released with the next console generation as a bundle game. This news is still uncertain and has not been confirmed but the projected release dates do co-inside which does make this possible and projected release dates for other popular games franchises such as Grand Theft Auto and The Elder Scrolls also match this time period.
Other rumors suggest the upcoming Sims game will include VR support however the details for this have not been revealed; considering this game may be released with the next console generation, it is possible that EA is looking into this. If the game does include VR integration then players will most likely be able to enter first-person view for their Sims or the next game in the series will take a completely different route to the other games. It is also possible that the next game will be a life simulation-RPG hybrid where players live out their Sims life; if The Sims 4 is considered a failure then it is possible that EA will look to move the franchise in a different direction.
There is no official release date for The Sims 5 but current projections give the game a 2019/2020 release date.
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