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The Sims 5: Complete Guide of 2022

If you’ve been a fan of the Sims series since its inception in the year 2000, you’ll be disappointed with the latest release in the franchise, Sims 4, and the areas where it fell short. Having said that, you’re probably excited about the prospect of a sequel that will return the series to its original spirit. There are numerous rumors circulating about a Sims 5 release. We were supposed to hear something about it at E3 2018 last year, but EA completely ignored it. Still, we’re hoping for a Sims 5 — after all, there’s no way the creators of this popular franchise will let the Sims series go, as it’s been a cash cow for them over the years; we expect EA to make Sims 5 the latest release in this series.

Why We Need a Sims 5

The Sims 4 is a fun game, but there are a few missing features that have ruined the experience for some fans, who wish EA had stuck to the heart of The Sims 3. Every five years, a new Sims game is released. During that time, expansions for the current main Sims title, in this case, The Sims 4, are released. The Sims 4 was released in late 2014, so we should be getting a successor pretty soon, based on the release schedule of past games. Sims fans desperately need something new and exciting, because while the Sims 4 had a lot of great features, expansions and some features were disappointing.

When Will be Released date?

As previously stated, EA appears to release Sims games every five years or so. According to the Sims 4 release schedule, EA first announced the game in May of 2013. It was released in September of 2014, a little more than a year later. That’s a long time between the announcement and the official release date. Which is a little concerning given that EA has yet to make an official announcement.

An EA executive tweeted (now deleted) that no new Sims game would be released unless Sims 4 failed. Because the tweet was removed, we can only assume that those were not EA’s official thoughts. That being said, if another Sims game is in the works, we should hear about it this year, with an official release date set for next year, five years after The Sims 4.

Another piece of EA news is that the Sims 4 has received a lot of attention from fans and has generated a lot of money. That is both good and bad news for fans. The good news is that there will undoubtedly be a Sims 5. The bad news is that fans may have to wait longer than they would like because of EA. It will most likely extend the Sims 4 lifespan with more expansions and downloadable content to be purchased. In any case, the Sims 5 will be released, as it is a cash cow that EA wishes to continue milking.

What’s the lifespan of The Sims 4?

As previously stated, EA intends to milk The Sims 4’s success for as long as possible. The Pets expansion is the most recent addition to The Sims 4. Because it was only recently released, we may have to wait a little longer for The Sims 5. That’s because we’ve been told that the Pets expansion isn’t the game’s final DLC; EA has a lot more in store for it.

In an interview with PC Games Insider, Grant Rodiek stated the following about The Sims 4:

“We are not going to sit back and relax, now that we have made the ultimate pack for the game. Pets are simply the start of a second wave and not the end of the cycle. We have more content planned, surprise our audience and deliver free content they could have fun with.”

He further went on to say this:

“Historically, after pets, people are like: ‘Okay, we did the big pack, now we’re going to think about something else. I want players to still be around because we are still making killer content. We’re not going away. Pets are the biggest one but we’re not going to dial it back. Some of the stuff we are thinking about is pretty ambitious, it’s also fresh twists on old things and so I am hoping that people see Pets as the start of the second wave, not the end of the cycle. I want to do more content, keep upping the bar, more free content. Those are things that are super important to us and we have been talking about stuff for next year for ages already because we want it to be super good. There are crazy long cycles. Next year I want people to be like: ‘Wow, I can’t believe you’re doing all this stuff. Next year we’ll be four years old and still here.”

However, we may have to wait at least a couple of years before we see a Sims 5, owing to Rodiek’s suggestion that another major expansion for The Sims 4 will be released next year. In a nutshell, we’ll just have to be patient, but a Sims 5 is definitely coming in the future, albeit not as soon as we’d like!

What We Want To See In Sims 5

The Sims 5 is expected to have significant improvements. The constant amount of loading screens in The Sims 4 was one of the most annoying aspects of the game. We’re looking forward to seeing an Open World-style perspective in The Sims 5. Where EA ditches the loading screen and instead drops you into one massive world that you can freely explore.

Another vexing aspect of The Sims 4 was its lack of replayability. EA really messed up there, and expansions did little to entice players to return to the game. We’re also hoping that EA will bring back some of Sims 5’s parenthood features. EA removed this from The Sims 4 but reinstated it for The Sims 4 on consoles. We’d love to see toddlers back in the game!

Features To Expect In Sims 5

Knowing EA and their recent practices. There are a few interesting things we can expect to see in The Sims 5. To begin, we anticipate that The Sims 5 will include some sort of mobile tie-in to encourage players to download the Sims on their phones. You might have to complete some tasks on mobile to unlock Sims features on the PC.

We also anticipate a slew of micro-transactions. This is how EA makes money, even after charging customers for full games (a la Battlefront II). We’re hoping that EA will also decide to add more personality features to Sims in Sims 5. There were only four in The Sims 4, but it goes without saying that we will need a lot more in the next game for better customization.

So When Is Sims 5 Coming?

As you can see, a Sims 5 release this year is unlikely, especially since EA made no announcement at E3 2018. Still, fans and players can expect an announcement of the Sims 5 later in 2020. With a release sometime next year, if EA follows the Sims 3 and Sims 4 announcement and launches plans. The Sims 5 should be everything that the Sims 4 wasn’t, but in the meantime. Players can enjoy some cool console updates to the Sims 4.

Hassan

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