The Sims 4 launched back in 2014 and it kept receiving new DLCs ever since. However, DLCs are not what fans really want. Even though having new DLCs is nice because it refreshes the content, The Sims 5 is what fans are waiting for. On the downside of things, EA who is the lead developer behind the Sims franchise has yet to confirm that The Sims 5 is being developed.
The Sims 4 Lives On
Just like all other companies, EA is looking to generate profits and not to necessarily please fans. Therefore, EA doesn’t have a good reason to start investing in The Sims 5 as long as The Sims 4 keeps making money because fans purchase DLCs. Developing a DLC requires a lot less time than a full game and this is why EA keeps doing it.
The Sims 5 2020 Release
Even though EA might still be able to sell The Sims 4 DLCs for now, fans are going to get tired of this at one point and the game developer will need to create a new installment. Rumor has it that EA is already looking towards the future and that The Sims 5 might be scheduled for a 2020 release.
EA Needs to Earn Fans Trust Back
This past couple of months have not been that good for EA. Gamers all around the world have united against EA and promised not to pre-order any games produced by EA. This means that EA needs to earn the trust of its fans trust back and what better way to do that than with The Sims 5?
Revamping The Sims Franchise
If we take a look at the Sims community forum, we will see that the one thing all fans are asking for is open-world exploration. With that said, The Sims 5 could feature open-world exploration. This feature is surely going to be implemented because this would make it possible for EA to release even more DLCs in the years to come.
Hunter Texidor was born and raised in Toronto. He has written for Billboard, The Prague Post and Passport Magazine. In regards to academics, Sage earn his BBA from Mcmaster in Hamilton. Hunter covers business and economy stories here at Billionaire 365.