With The Sims 4 not expanding beyond the PC platform, the only thing gamers can hope for is the next installment — The Sims 5.
It was previously believed that technical issues were delaying the eventual debut of The Sims 4 game console platforms but it seems another reason is shunning the plan.
Poor sales of The Sims 4 is seen as another factor to explain why Electronic Arts, Maxis and Sim Studios decided not to release the game on PS4 and Xbox One. With that in mind, it seems logical why the companies prefer not to invest more in the game console platforms to avert further losses.
Moving On To ‘The Sims 5’
With that looming as the likely case, all simulation gamers may have to hope that “The Sims 5” offers better options with reports that it will be playable across all platforms. Doing the math on when EA released the previous installments, the next installment is likely to come out in 2019.
That should be more than enough for game developers to program The Sims 5 across the PC, PS4 and Xbox One and maybe add some flavor as well. With virtual reality being integrated into games these days, EA would be wise to add some VR twist to the next installment.
Right now, there is no credible word to support that EA is already working on The Sims 5. Assuming that the game developers are busy at work, it could pave the way for a possible release in 2019.
But since EA has already broken the regular chain of The Sims releases, gamers have upped the stakes and are now hoping for an earlier year of release. Some are even hoping to see The Sims 5 in 2017, but it is highly unlikely.
Disappointing as it may seem for The Sims fans, all you can do right now is satisfy themselves with The Sims 4, which incidentally got a Summer Expansion pack, Neurogadget reported. This expansion is the Backyard Stuff, which retails for about $9.99.