2019 was filled with leaked info about “The Sims 5.” From alleged trailers on Youtube to forums dedicated to this beloved simulation game, everyone wants to know when the next installment of “The Sims” franchise will pop up. The last big update was in 2014. And last 2019, all we got were stuff and expansion packs like “The Sims 4: Tiny Living.”
It’s the new decade and it looks like “The Sims 5” is out of sight. Good thing Electronic Arts (EA) teased new details about it.
During an investors’ call last Feb. 4, the folks from EA were asked if they have plans revisiting platforms like “The Sims Online,” EA’s first attempt on massively multiplayer online games (MMO). According to Metro, EA executive Andrew Wilson teased they’re making “The Sims 5” for a ‘new generation’ of players. He implied they will combine elements of “The Sims Online’s” social interaction with its beloved, classic gameplay.
“We are very excited. This is a game that really doesn’t have any competition in its category for delivering and fulfilling these motivations for players and we think it’s a tremendous growth opportunity for us for many, many years to come,” says Wilson.
“The Sims” celebrated its 20th birthday last Feb. 5. Maxis celebrated this by bringing back the classic hot tub item in “The Sims 4.” But there are a lot of reasons why everyone loves this game so much. One of them is how inclusive and weird it allows players to be.
It’s one of the most inclusive games out there. Last 2016, they worked with LGBTQ+ organization GLAAD to eliminate gender restrictions in The Sims 4’s creation mode. “The Sims” always opens avenues for players to express themselves in a virtual world.
“We all have weirdnesses or things that not everyone else understands or they don’t seem quote-unquote normal,” explains “The Sims” senior producer Michael Duke. “But that’s what makes us all special, and it’s worth sharing that. So it’s just like, there’s no wrong way to play. There’s no wrong way to live.”
That’s a beautiful sentiment from the folks of Maxis and EA. Although I’m quite excited, I’m also worried about this multiplayer option. I just don’t trust them to pull it off well. All I see in my PC’s future are bugs and rage quitting. But hopefully, I’m wrong about this one.
What I am right about is this opinion I share with a lot of Twitter users:
WE WANT SIMS 3 BUT BETTER
— MPLW.NYC (@MPLW_NYC) February 7, 2020