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The Sims 4 delayed until Q3 2014

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All we seem to hear about lately is game delays – I’m still in mourning about Watch Dogs. Now, EA has announced that The Sims 4 will only ship in fall (northern hemisphere) 2014. PC gamers will just have to wait to get all emotional with their new simulated friends.

The Sims 4 was originally scheduled for early 2014, but EA has since announced that it will only ship in Fall 2014. Don’t worry, though – at least now you have time to pre-order and get a free upgrade to the Limited Edition. Or, for the diehard fans among you, there’s also an Origin-exclusive Digital Deluxe version that comes with the same “Life of the Party” add on as the Limited Edition, plus some as yet unknown extras.

I will confess, I played the original Sims. I played it a lot. I remember renovating my house, running out of money and forcing my Sims to wake up at 4am to start washing their hands because I didn’t have a shower in the house and they needed to fill that stupid hygiene meter. Ah, those were good times. I haven’t played the subsequent Sims, although I’ve been informed by the guys that it will fall to me to play it. At least now I have a year to prepare myself.

Are you saddened by the delay until you can force some fake people into a room and see if they play well together? Do you try to recreate people in your life and understand them using Sims algorithms? I know plenty of people consider the Sims a guilty pleasure – don’t be shy, share your awesome/awful experiences in the simulated world!

Last Updated: October 23, 2013

72 Comments

  1. oVg

    October 23, 2013 at 08:36

    darn

    Reply

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      October 24, 2013 at 20:44

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      Reply

  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 23, 2013 at 08:41

    drat

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  3. ToshZA

    October 23, 2013 at 08:41

    This should disappoint half the planet (no jokes), but for me – I’ve tried every Sims game (which I blame on my ex who loved the hell out of them) – and yet after a few hours of play I just get bored. There’s literally nothing worthwhile doing, except the same drama that I actively try to avoid in real life.

    Yes I’m aware of the irony in that last statement. Don’t judge me.

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 23, 2013 at 08:43

    Can you equip your sims with chainmail armour and have them fight to the death in a grand arena?

    Reply

  5. MosselMayCry

    October 23, 2013 at 08:44

    As a huge SimCity fan growing up I was super psyched when I heard about the Sims. After I got the game from a friend and installed it I couldn’t play it! I needed DX7! Was so bummed. But then I got dx7 a day later and built a replica of my house…likabaus.

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    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 23, 2013 at 08:45

      …must not have been hard to build a shoebox

      πŸ˜›

      I KEED I KEEEEEEED

      Reply

      • MosselMayCry

        October 23, 2013 at 08:49

        LOL!! Two rectangles later…nailed it. *sits back and takes a sip of coffee as sims stare in awe

        Reply

        • John's Steaming backlog

          October 23, 2013 at 08:50

          Don’t pretend you just let your sims enjoy life! Everyone has built a room without a door and watched as the sim pleaded.

          Reply

          • MosselMayCry

            October 23, 2013 at 08:53

            I see your doorless room and raise you a doorless room with a fireplace and filled with chairs!

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 08:55

            You’re an evil evil man. We can learn a lot from the mossel.

          • MosselMayCry

            October 23, 2013 at 08:56

            I grew up in Parow. I did not choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 08:58

            word!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 08:58

            Whatup, Gansta?

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 08:59

            It’s safer here behind the boerewors gordyn, but that’s really all.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:00

            Is it really safer John…. are you sure? Would you bet your life on that statement?

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:00

            I would actually. I just open the curtains and people go running.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:01

            You are that scary?

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:02

            Some say scary, some are just confused and it’s too much to handle.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:03

            You a giant arn’t you?

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:06

            Actually not.
            186, so not that tall.
            I’m average, I blend in and make people think I’m one of them when deep inside I hide a great evil.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:09

            I don’t work in cm! I use ft!
            Plus have really bad math skills.

            Ahh 6 ft 1! your taller than me! bastard!

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:10

            It’s practically 6’10”

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:11

            6 ft 10!! what you the undertaker! you said average!! nothing average about 6ft 10!! The undertaker is 7ft!

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:14

            No, that was breakfast…

          • MosselMayCry

            October 23, 2013 at 11:55

            You use feet? How old are you? lol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 11:58

            Is that a real question? I like using ft as it sounds right, cm for height of person somehow sounds wrong to me…

          • MosselMayCry

            October 23, 2013 at 12:01

            lol just pulling your leg. πŸ˜› I have a personal vendetta against imperial units, it’s safe to say I despise it. Just doesn’t make sense from a scientific point of view.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 23, 2013 at 09:13

            You should poop more then

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:15

            Needs All bran flakes! Let out the evil!

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:15

            And risk destroying the entire earth?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 08:56

            That is how I get rid of unwanted spouses in the game…

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 08:57

            Tried that when my sim wife had twins and I only wanted one. Turns out they take both, even if you only leave one of them outside in the rain.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 23, 2013 at 09:00

            Did you know, that if you are one of an identical twin, and you both marry identical twins, that your children will genetically be siblings?

            *MIND GRENADE*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:01

            That’s a mess of a life!

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:02

            Doed. Too early for this. But…fascinating actually.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:02

            Technically wouldn’t happen..If it did would be very very rare..

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:04

            True.
            I bet Rince is sitting reading all of this, waiting for the perfect moment to use his 10,000th comment.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:06

            So he is waiting to use it?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 09:02

            Wow Admiral. That I did not know… That is totally amazeballs (And no, I am being sincere)

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 23, 2013 at 09:07

            you know i knew someone who was such an offspring. definitely can’t be kissing cousins with those genes!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:08

            The hill billies do! They keep it in the family! haha

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 09:09

            Cousins should not kiss. Period. Unless you are aiming to have little Leatherface running around in a generation or two…

          • MosselMayCry

            October 23, 2013 at 11:51

            Mind=Blown

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 09:06

            My Sim had a kid that looked like he was going to be a serial killer when he grew up. He had this vacant eyed stare to him that unnerved me to be honest. He was one animal torture away from snapping and murdering us all in our sleep.
            Quickly made that kid child welfares’ problem…

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 09:07

            This is the duty of every parent.

  6. Otto_ki

    October 23, 2013 at 08:44

    Wow GTA as really made an impact on the market if so many AAA titles are being held back.

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    • ToshZA

      October 23, 2013 at 09:02

      Interesting theory. I’m not so sure thats true though – the Sims already had a winning formula (game +100 expansions that cost full price for every iteration). The only reason they’d delay this is to make shit work that was promised that isn’t working, or polish, or adding something cool new into the mix. Thats my opinion, so here – take it with a pinch of tp.

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      • Otto_ki

        October 23, 2013 at 09:06

        Yes there might be some flaw in my theory, the Sims market mainly will probably not consist of FPS gamers. But then again even I love a good Sims session just too lean back open a beer and see how my little Sims run around to do my every bidding πŸ˜›

        Reply

  7. Umar heartless

    October 23, 2013 at 08:49

    Delayed Release. In some cases it’s a good thing…now? Not so much

    Reply

  8. John's Steaming backlog

    October 23, 2013 at 08:49

    Oh no. How will I enjoy my life until then?

    Reply

  9. SaintsRowNigri

    October 23, 2013 at 08:53

    The Sims fanatic in my is crying. On the other hand, gives me a bit more time to save some Rands to upgrade to a pretty awesome rig next year…

    Reply

    • John's Steaming backlog

      October 23, 2013 at 08:53

      I will admit, I do enjoy the Sims. That is all I will admit at this juncture.

      Reply

  10. TiMsTeR1033

    October 23, 2013 at 08:57

    I remember playing Sims 2, made the toilets outside. They would complain so much when the newspaper boy drove past while taking a dump… hahahah I also remember wife was playing Sims 3 had a party of all these old people, grim reaper came then the others died one by one seeing the grim reaper. From party to mass murder!

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 09:03

      Hence my understanding of people hating Sims equals zero

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 23, 2013 at 09:05

        Sims is just too slow… Need to have more control! like have a fps mode, that you can slap, or rob or play with other sims!

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 23, 2013 at 09:10

          They actually fixed that in Sims 3. They put in an “ultra speed through current action” button.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:14

            First person shooter mode…game is too slow even at ultra speed. not physically to slow… Just long winded…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 09:16

            Nah. They actually nailed that part in the Sims 3 just right. Sims 2 was painful. Sims 3 was less grindy

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:19

            Sims games need to be bale to do more! Like Add in extra things… Give them pets from the get go! Things like that, they need to screw the expansions till much later and make a massive game! Like you can even shoot people if you want to! like tell sim grab gun, shoot neighbour! THAT would make sims fun! like do stuff like be really evil if you wanted to be.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 09:24

            Nah. That would make the Sims too dark. Remember it is meant to be a caricature of real life. On the other hand, I would love to have the option to make my Sim a serial killer… Strike fear into the heart of the town… I need help

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 09:28

            You see, maybe they need the dark in there aswell. Have everything normal but have the OPTION to go badass!

          • ToshZA

            October 23, 2013 at 09:38

            But you have GTA for that, don’t you? And a matching sleeping bag. πŸ˜€

  11. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 23, 2013 at 09:08

    Awww sad Sim in Header.

    I actually like The Sims, surprisingly… but I doubt I’d go out of my way to get The Sims 4, delay or no delay. Just the fact that you buy a game, and then have to fork out for another 12 expansions just for The Sims 5 to be released doesn’t make financial sense to me.

    The Sims is a money making racket, always has been.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 23, 2013 at 09:10

      More like unimpressed Sim is unimpressed with floaty green diamond πŸ˜›

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      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 23, 2013 at 09:43

        lol! Unimpressed Sim thinks “why for you so happy?”

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 09:13

      They do have some WTF expansions, I’ll admit. The last one Island Paradise did not rock my boat all that much. But the Ambitions expansion was quite cool. Should be right up Brenda’s alley. You could be a Ghostbuster…

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 23, 2013 at 09:42

        I got a lot of the Sims 3 expansions, but I just don’t see how a lot of them make the game better.

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  12. Anon A Mouse

    October 23, 2013 at 09:13

    Never got into the whole Sims thing. I’ve tried it for about an hour and then got bored out of my scull.

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 09:14

      *skull

      Reply

      • Anon A Mouse

        October 23, 2013 at 10:11

        I do apologise for my lack of clear typing ability. I do take note that this have affronted your eyes by having to read it. Please, however note that this was truly not intentional and I will endeavour to refrain from incorrect typing in the future.

        Reply

  13. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 23, 2013 at 12:02

    Noooo! Not the Sims tooo? What am I going to do in the first and second quarter of 2014! :*(

    Reply

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