Prepare for the Sims 4

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Guess who’s back, back again. Oh yes, it’s official.  Maxis (via owner EA) announced on their blog that the Sims 4 will be launching in 2014.

  More details are promised to be forthcoming – you can also sign up on the Sims website for more details.

 The next iteration of the Sims will be coming to PC and Mac.  EA says

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.

 I have mixed feelings about the Sims – I remember not affording a shower and forcing my sims to wash their hands 5 times a day to keep that stupid hygiene bar up; or how about adding people to my neighborhood just so that my “main” family could get more friends.  That said, I spent plenty of hours playing it, and I know a couple people who will be very happy with this as a gift in 2014.  I’m just curious how many millions of expansions/DLCs will follow on.

Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly given the Sim City backlash), The Sims 4 will be a “single-player offline experience” according to the press release from EA. Have they finally learned some actual lessons?

 

Last Updated: May 7, 2013

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