The next entry in the ultra-successful The Sims series will be released next year by EA as a ‘single-player offline experience’.
To be honest that’s the very last phrase we expected to hear from EA, when describing any of their games, but least of all for a new Sims game. But the ‘offline experience’ is no doubt a reaction to the debacle of the SimCity launch, the series from which The Sims was originally spawned.
EA are offering very little information on The Sims 4 at the moment, promising only that it ‘celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves’ and that it ‘encourages players to personalise their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans’.
There’s no mention of console versions yet, but then the game’s control system and emphasis on customisation and modding has…
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