It’s been over six years since a new Sims game was released, so it’s fair to say that fans are eager for The Sims 5.
EA Play has come and gone and we’re yet to see an official announcement for the new game.
However, we’re here to cover everything we do know so far about the upcoming game.
Unfortunately, there is no talk of a release date any time soon, so it’s very unlikely we will be seeing The Sims 5 released this year.
The most likely course of action for EA will be to release it early 2021, but there is no fixed release date as of yet.
Is The Sims 5 Trailer real?
As you’d expect, we’re yet to see a trailer for the new game and any trailer you come across is not official.
However, YouTuber OriginZ has posted an amazing fanmade trailer for The Sims 5 which gives a taste of what to expect:
Many Sims fans were left disappointed after The Sims official Twitter confirmed that EA Play would not feature any information about ‘any new products’.
However, EA Play may well have hinted at a possible summer announcement for The Sims 5:
As you can see in the video above, The Sims’ Lyndsay Pearson states “I know some of you tuned in hoping for some Sims news and we’ll have plenty to share as the summer goes on”.
This statement certainly points towards an unveiling of The Sims 5 at some point this summer!
We haven’t heard much about the development progress of The Sims 5, but EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson made some comments back in February 2020.
In CNN’s interview with Wilson, he explained that:
“As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation across platforms and a cloud-enabled world, you should imagine that while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement motivation, that this notion of social interaction and competition… will start to become part of the ongoing The Sims experience in the years to come.”
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What this hard-to-digest quote actually tells us is that The Sims 5 is being developed to facilitate technologies that are sure to have a big place in the future of gaming.
Continue below for everything we could find on a release date.
Features we want to see
It is said that the upcoming simulator will combine elements of social interaction from The Sims Online with the more traditional virtual dollhouse elements from its predecessors.