You must know by now about the incredible franchise The Sims. The series has resisted to every change in the game industry, but a lot of fans are worried that The Sims 4 is the last one from the franchise. Well, we might have some good news regarding The Sims 5 release date, and here are all the rumors, expectations, and leaks that make us believe that The Sims 5 will happen.
The worries are coming from Electronic Arts focusing on other games and the battle royale system they have implemented in Apex Legends along with Respawn Entertainment. Even if EA and Maxis are silent about the next Sims game, we have subtle information that the franchise is not over yet.
Keep reading to find out the reasons why we believe The Sims 5 will be continued.
The Sims 5 – Release Date Rumors, Expectations, and Leaks
The Sims 4 getting closer to the end of its lifespan
If we remember correctly, the team has planned 12 significant expansions and packs for The Sims 4. That means work is still in progress because only nine of them are out so far. Even if the team does not complicate its work with another title, another group could be assigned to produce this pack, and the first team to work on The Sims 5.
Also, the thing can complicate here, because a lot of resources could be wasted, from the player that could wait for the next title and spend money on it, and for the developers as well – all the work will be for nothing.
The Sims 5 won’t launch until The Sims 4 sells enough for EA
EA had declared that The Sims 5 would not be released until The Sims 4 is selling enough copies. So even if The Sims 4 had received negative reviews because of the lack of content, the company declared that the game did very good and had brought revenues for EA.
Accordingly, The Sims 4 reached its goal in terms of sales, so there’s no reason why EA would not work on The Sims 5. On the other hand, as The Sims 4 is generating a lot of money, EA prefers to add constant content to the game than throw money on a new title. Of course, it doesn’t mean that EA would never do The Sims 5.
The Sims 5 might come out on next-gen consoles
We think that EA and Maxis are waiting for the next-gen of consoles to be released and they will come out with The Sims 5. Also, we could hope that The Sims 5 release date would happen in 2020 when EA and Maxis celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Sims franchise.
Finally, if EA is indeed working on The Sims 5, some old features should be included in the new game, such as cars, pools, toddlers, and to bring back the open world from The Sims 3. Besides, novelties are also expected in The Sims 5.
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