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EA and Maxis have confirmed that a fourth title in the highly successful Sims series is in development at The Sims Studio.
Currently little is known about The Sims 4 other than an image, a title and an official website that contains some Simlish text (better get translating because it’s not covered by Google). What we are expecting is much of the same in terms of gameplay with improved visuals and possibly some sort of cross-title comparability with the duos recent release Sim City 4. At current we’re just speculating so your guess is about as good as ours right now, but I think we can all agree that maybe this time Maxis & EA should probably steer away from their massively criticized always online system (though its probably here to stay).
Here’s the announcement from EA themselves:
Sul Sul! Maxis and Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims™ 4 is currently in development at The Sims Studio for release on 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 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.
The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most popular simulation games that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
As a thank you for the support of the more than 30 million fans that share and discuss stories about The Sims across global social networks, a special VIP briefing was held this morning where several of the world’s top fans were amongst the first to hear the news about The Sims 4. This select group was the first in the world to hear from the creative team for The Sims 4, and they will receive special access to the development team as the game progresses.
The Sims 4 is due for release in 2014 and is currently confirmed for PC and Mac platforms, for more information then check out the official website.