EA has previously stated that the fate of The Sims series rests on the success or failure of The Sims 4 and according to reports, the game has failed to reach their expectations. This is also part of the reason why The Sims 4 will not be released on the Xbox One or PlayerStation 4.
Despite the poor sales for The Sims 4, rumors suggest that the company still intends to create The Sims 5; according to rumors, The Sims 5 will be released in some time between 2018 – 2020 to co-inside with the release of the next console generation as it will be released in console bundles.
New rumors suggest that EA is planning to take a different approach the The Sims now by introducing Augmented Reality into the series; it’s unknown exactly how this would work considering the game was thought to be released for consoles and PC.
The Sims fans are hopeful that the rumors are true and that EA is still working on the series; until the company confirms this, the future of the popular life simulation series remains unknown.