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Sims 5 Leaks, Release Date, New Features, Mods & Announcements

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The Sims continues to be one of the most popular franchises in all of gaming. However, while the most recent entry has kept fans busy running their own simulated life for nearly a decade, many players still wonder about the next phase in the series. In this article, we’ll round up everything we know so far about The Sims 5, including leaks, a release date, new features, mods, and announcements.

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What We Know About The Sims 5 So Far

During the 2022 Behind The Sims Summit, Maxis Studios revealed Project Rene, also known as The Sims 5. Since it is in its early stages, there haven’t been many details about this next-generation game, but some exciting developments can give fans an idea of what to expect.

The Sims 5 Release Date & Features

As of right now, there is no official release date for The Sims 5, but it is at least in the works. Behind The Sims Episode 3 officially confirmed that the game will be free-to-play once it launches, and it will co-exist with other past installments, like The Sims 4. That means content will still be rolling out for some games rather than primarily focusing on the fifth entry. There will also be no subscriptions or a requirement to buy the core game, but packs will be available for bonus content.

Lyndsay Pearson, the VP of Franchise Creative, has indicated that The Sims 5 will introduce brand-new elements that haven’t been a part of the franchise while also staying true to its classic mechanics for longtime Simmers.

The Behind The Sims Episode 2 gave us an inside look into the development process with prototype gameplay scenes, including a flexible hairstyle color system and environmental features.

The previous Behind The Sims Summit exhibited information about The Sims 5’s new multiplayer and crossplay functionality. However, solo options are available for those who enjoy venturing alone. The crossplay system also allows you to play on the go with mobile and continue where you left off with the PC version, a feature that has never been done before in the franchise.

During a recent playtest, fans got a sneak peek into the new design process, providing a vast range of customizable options. For example, you can create the color, pattern, parts, shape, and size of furniture to build the home of your dreams. However, this content is still in the works for mobile devices, given that the franchise has primarily catered to PC users.

The Sims 5 Leaks

There have been various Sims 5 leaks circulating the internet, including gameplay clips and future designs. More specifically, Reddit user oyarzo2121 compiled several images from Twitter, where we can look at the layout of a mysterious town, building schematics, and character creations.

Alongside this debut are possible photos of a city and apartment buildings for The Sims 5, displaying new structures for the world.

The Sims 5 Mods

While we don’t know much about The Sims 5, the safest assumption you can probably make about it is that there will be mod support, especially with the creation of the Overwolf program. On the other hand, if Maxis Studios doesn’t have this feature, you can bet that many people will be less excited about the upcoming new game.

That’s all you need to know as of right now about Sims 5 leaks, new features, announcements, and mods. If you can’t wait and want to enhance your Sims experience now, check out our list of the best Sims 4 mods.


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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.