It’s been almost 10 years since The Sims 4 released on PC, and so it’s no real surprise that fans are eagerly awaiting news on when The Sims 5 is coming out. While The Sims 4 has continuously received expansion packs and ‘Stuff’ packs to keep the experience fresh, fans are looking forward to major gameplay improvements that would only come as part of a true sequel.
To help keep you up-to-date with all of the latest developments on the topic, we’ve compiled a list of the most interesting and official nods to a The Sims 5 release date, or clues on where abouts it is in the development process.
What Is The Sims 5 Release Date?
At the time of writing, there is no word on when The Sims 5 is coming out. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some potential hints and teases that the game is in development at least within Maxis and EA.
First off, in EA’s Q3 2020 earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson made a comment regarding the future of ‘The Sims’ series, stating:
As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation across platforms and a cloud-enabled world, you should imagine that while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement motivation, this this notion of social interaction and competition – like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many years ago – will start to become part of the ongoing The Sims experience in the years to come.EA CEO, Andrew Wilson
While this doesn’t give too much away, it’s that first sentence that’s particularly important, as it eludes to the fact that Maxis is in the pre-production or conceptualization phase of The Sims 5’s development. Given this was mentioned in the Q3 2020 earnings call, however, chances are the game may have come along a little bit since then. Whether or not the Covid-19 pandemic slowed down progress, though, remains to be seen.
The only other potential source of The Sims 5 release date news could come as part of the The Sims roadmap for the coming year. In response to Twitter user Iron_Cgull who asked when the roadmap would be coming, which will outline what the development team is planning to release in the next 12 months, the official Sims Twitter account released with a gif teasing ‘It’s gonna be May.’
It should be noted here, though, that this in no way guarantees any sort of The Sims 5 announcement for next month. There’s just a slight chance that Maxis may at least give us an update on the next entry in the series.
Once the roadmap has been released, we’ll update this post and let you know if there’s been any mention of when The Sims 5 is coming out. If there are any other official announcements or teases of The Sims 5 release date, we’ll update this post to keep you in the loop!
For now, you’ll just have to sit tight and wait for any official announcement. If you need to spice up your Sims 4 experience, you can check out our comprehensive list of The Sims 4 mods, the best The Sims 4 challenges to try, and the top 20 best house ideas to inspire your next creation.
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