If you have never heard of The Sims or any of the infinite number of spinoffs the games have produced, then you are probably not a gamer. With the insane popularity of the first three games and all the ridiculous number of expansion packs, fans are still hungry for more Sims. It seems though that fans across the globe are having their wishes fulfilled as a release date for The Sims 4 may be in the horizon.
The Sims has become one of the most extensive and popular video game series in the history of gaming and is officially the highest selling PC game of all time. Being the only game of its kind, the first game was a huge gaming revolution that redefined the idea of a “simulation” game.
If you aren’t familiar with the gameplay, The Sims allows you to create characters and live out their lives. You build their homes, you meet new people, you learn new things, you build new things. This is what made The Sims such an iconic part of the game industry. There were no other games at the time that gave you as much freedom and had such unique gameplay.
The Tradition Continues
One of the trademarks of the series is the presence of a huge number of expansion packs and spinoffs available for each main game. Additions such as pets, medieval settings, and ghosts, incorporated even more styles of gameplay to the already expansive series.
As more and more expansion packs were being released, the series began to grow and evolve. With The Sims 3, we saw a whole new type of open world available to the player that brought in even more possibilities. Other expansion packs included new gameplay elements such as online play, mobile touch controls, and brand new settings and characters.
What Could Sims 4 Bring to The Table?
With The Sims universe already being so vast, what else could The Sims 4 possibly add to it? It seems that just like the previous titles, The Sims 4 is going to be bigger and better. You will be able to not only wander around your neighborhood but also visit other neighborhoods and areas as well as other sub-neighborhoods. The world will become even more adventurous and inviting.
It has also been confirmed that the Create-A-Sim feature will be even more extensive, allowing the player to meticulously create any type of character the player can imagine. This will even extend to creatures with the Create-A-Pet feature. Other features such as a realistic weather conditioned environment are also exciting new additions.
Although there is no official announcement yet, a release window for mid-2014 has been speculated. A release date for this time is very likely, when taking the trends of the other game into account. Also, many EA developers have been very vocal about The Sims 4, indicating that its release date is within reach. It seems that Sims fans can all sleep easy for now.