Even so, the numerous rumors have fuelled fans’ expectations about the release date, as well as gameplay features of the next-generation game, The Sims 5. Because of a recent enhancement, the speculations about the unconfirmed title are not groundless anymore.
When talking about The Sims 5, the first question should address whether the game is actually in development or not. The truth is, there is no way to know at this point, more so with the developers evidently wanting to keep the silence with regard to the project.
Still, a clue was allegedly revealed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson at their Q3 2020 earnings call in January of last year. Probably for the first time, the company representative mentioned the term a ‘new generation,’ which started the rumor mill regarding The Sims 5.
Bringing Back MMO Features
Although it was not a clear confirmation, Wilson talked about ‘The Sims for a new generation,’ and gave a specific detail about their plans for the franchise. At the same earnings call, Wilson said that the gaming studio intends to bring back some fan-favorite features of The Sims Online that was mostly marked by its massively multiplayer online gameplay.
In the meantime, a lot of things about The Sims 5 will probably remain speculations for some time; however, fans can think of possibilities from the content the gaming studios have recently unveiled for The Sims 4.
For instance, the developers have released the ‘Tiny Living’ pack not long ago, based on the tiny house trend that has become highly popular in different parts of the world. It is likely that the developers would also keep using inspirations from real-life trends as new game packs for the fifth title.
The Sims 5 has almost no chance of a 2020 release, considering the way EA and Maxis have kept quiet with regard to the game. However, fans could hope for at least an announcement that The Sims 5 is coming and currently under development.