Electronic Arts, the publisher of The Sims, has confirmed that The Sims 5 is in the making. It may well be a wait until 2022 to explore the virtual world again.
The statement that there is a new The Sims was made during an interview at VentureBeat’s ‘GamesBeat Summit 2021’. Laura Miele, chief studios officer of game maker Electronic Arts, said the team is “working hard on the next game in the series of The Sims”.
Learned a lot in 20 years
The interview was about EA’s future productions. When the interviewer asked about other social online games such as Roblox and Fortnite, Miele said they are building on the tools they have to play with life and the idea that players can play with life together. “I think in 20 years we have learned a lot about how players play together, what motivates them, how they can come together. When we think about the next generation of The Sims, it is very important for us to have the best tools, a lot of flexibility to bring out the creativity of the players. ”
Game of the Year
The first The Sims came on the market in 2000. The latest version, The Sims 4, has been out since 2014. In the game, the player controls the lives of virtual people, ‘Sims’. The game does not really have a goal, the player is encouraged to make his or her own decisions and just do his or her thing in the interactive environment. When the game came out in 2000, it was overwhelmed with critical acclaim. It received numerous five stars in the reviews and also received Game of the Year from various agencies. In addition to four main games, the game also got a lot of expansions.