The Sims 4 coming in 2014 to PC and Mac

Maxis has shed a little more light on what we can expect from The Sims 4 when it hits PC and Mac in 2014.

"The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience," the Electronic Arts blog post states. "The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans."

Check out EA's info page for a mailing list and encrypted Simlish message.

The Sims 3 released in 2009 and has kept devoted players busy with a cornucopia of add-on and expansion packs (most recently University Life), much as its predecessor The Sims 2 did from 2004 on. It looks like Maxis is keeping to a 5-year rhythm for new mainstream releases in its best-selling series.

What new features would convince you to move on up from beloved old neighborhoods and families?


  • alex-roy-bristol - May 6, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    But will I have to be connected to all of my friend's Sim worlds 24/7?
  • JonGlenna - May 6, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    Read the part where they posted on their blog: "...single-player offline experience." So I would expect them to keep it free of always-on DRM.
  • alex-roy-bristol - May 6, 2013 6:58 p.m.

    I was just joking anyways, but, yeah, that's great to hear! :p
  • jtroll - May 6, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    Well for one thing, Sims 4 would have to eschew the insane always-on DRM schemes of the whole SimCity 2013 debacle. It'd be nice if it also did away with some of the more terribly blatant commercialism-driven downloads, like the Nissan Leaf download in SimCity 2013. That's even easier to do in a game like The Sims, unfortunately, and I seriously doubt EA's ability to steer clear of it.
  • Xtrabigasstaco - May 6, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Well good news it wont be always-on, maybe they actually learned something this time.
  • jtroll - May 6, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Nice. Good catch!

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