Many people have been raising concerns about the release of The Sims 4 for Xbox One and PS4 gaming consoles. Perhaps, this is because many people thought that The Sims would be availed during the first quarter or close to the middle of this year.
However, the focus of Electronic Arts has always been on raising the bar for The Sims by ensuring that it features in the latest consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, sometimes during the 2016 fall.
The Sims speculations
Electronic Arts will release The Sims in varying formats. This is an indication that this game is likely to be available in Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This life simulation game made its debut in September 2014 in a PC version. A version of the game that is compatible with Mac was availed in February this year. However, this version has a similar concept with its predecessor.
Currently, there is a rumor that Electronic Arts is working with Maxis to determine how to make this game a console-enabled app. It has also been rumored that The Sims 5 will be seen as a Play Event for Electronic Arts but all these are speculations.
Additionally, there have been reports that suggest that The Sims 5 will only happen if its predecessor, The Sims 4, will generate sufficient amount that will allow its production. Perhaps, this is the reason why its developers are attempting to use a console-enabled virtual experience. Their aim is to ensure that the dream reaches fruition and that sales increase.
It is now more than one year and 7 months since the launch of The Sims 4 in September 2014. In addition to that period, developers have not announced anything about The Sims 4 and its availability in gaming consoles and this has caused concerns among the eagerly waiting gamers. There are also rumors that development of the expansions of this game is underway and that it will be launched soon while being availed to Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
A popular fan-site of The Sims 4, SimFans.de, closed in May 15. The site gave a reason that has caused more worries about gamers that are anticipating for this game. According to the staff of the site, Electronic Arts accused the site of non-disclosure agreement’s violation. This led to the cooperation agreement’s termination altogether. The said violation was in form of leaked information that the website was not allowed to leak or reveal.
NO CONSOLE GAMING EXPERIENCE PLANS
The Sims 3 was availed to Xbox One and PS4 fans one year and six months after its launch on Mac and PC. However, according to the producer of The Sims, there is no console gaming experience plans. It is now over 2 years since The Sims 4 became public. However, Lyndsay Pearson, its producer has clearly said on Twitter that there is no console gaming experience plans yet. Pearson says that fans should ignore the rumors because there are no current definite plans that will lead to this.
To some of the waiting fans, this is somehow confusing because it was initially stated that this game would be availed on all platforms only that there were delays for the gaming consoles version. Currently, the Sims 4 has less than 3 months before 2016 ends. This means the fans hopes are almost dashed.
A SUCCESSFUL GAME
Despite the delay in availing The Sims 4 to console fans, this game series is still among the most successfully games. It is patronized by players of different ages. This life simulation game allows players to come up with their own characters. It enables players to hold personal dialogues and form personalities. It also includes realistic lifestyles that enable players to construct homes and hold parties.
The Sims 4 release for Xbox One and PS 4 gaming consoles is rumored to be around December 8. If this happens, players will have a chance to explore an entirely new world since it comes with an expansion pack, known as The Sims 4 Get Together.
Some of the new features that the fans can expect include introductions of The Sims to different Clubs using personalities, styles and interests.
If players fail to find perfect clubs for their Sims, they will have an option to create and personalize Clubs so that they can play the way they prefer.