The Sims 5: Will The Next Sims Game Offer A Multiplayer Experience?

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While Sims fans are still enjoying The Sims 4 and its newest additions, many cannot help but wonder when the next game will be released. In all likelihood, Maxis, the company behind The Sims, is already hard at work on the next iteration of the wildly popular video game series. They are, nevertheless, a little lacking in information.

The Sims 4 still has a decent selection of expansion packs and other additions. In spite of the fact that it’s still a fantastic game, it has begun to show its age after almost seven years on the market. EA insisted that they would not release a sequel unless the economic performance of Sims 4 was exceptional. As a good sign for fans, the game has made $462 million in the past year alone. Since the debut of The Sims 4 Cottage Living, they have also won praise from the Sims community. Over 1000 additional item varieties were also added, which is a bunch of free content for an EA game.

The Sims 5 Release Date

For The Sims 5, we don’t know an exact release date. According to the corporation, no new developments in the very successful series have been announced.

A multiplayer-focused Sims game may be in the works as in 2020 EA CEO Andrew Wilson offered some hints:

you should imagine that, while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, and self-improvement motivations, that this notion of social interactions and competition

Just to recall, Andrew Wilson wants to create an upcoming Sims game a little more related to social features. It is quite unlikely that they will go down the MMO road, but at the very least, we hope that we may ask our friends to join us online.

We can safely assume that the game won’t be launched any time soon, given that Andrew Wilson hasn’t spoken to investors in over a year. It’s worth noting that The Sims game normally has a long gap between each generation of the game.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.