The Sims 5 Is Coming Revealed At The Sims Summit

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At the Sims Summit event revealed what everyone was hoping for: the next generation of The Sims.

Lyndsay Pearson, who heads The Sims brand, repeated that this is an extremely early look at the game, which is years out. Still, it’s the news that many fans have been waiting for.

While Pearson never called it The Sims 5, this game that is almost certainly The Sims 5 will have cross-platform play. The first look showed the early game build on both PC and mobile. And no, it’s not The Sims FreePlay or The Sims MobilePearson also alluded to multiplayer, saying you can create alone or with friends. Of course, details were sparse, so it’s unclear how exactly this will all work.

The not-Sims 5 reveal also unveiled a robust update to what is now Build Mode. You can now more easily customize furniture with various patterns and colors, harkening back to The Sims 3‘s color wheel, only fancier. Other details, come with adding in pillows individually and the ability to move each item on an axis of its own, which also have Simmers dreaming of the new construction possibilities.

Some of the features looked familiar though. Sims fans hungry for choice have been drooling at that game’s every news morsel. Many are even assuming that the potential competition from Paralives led The Sims team to reveal the next game early.

The Sims has stood without significant competition for a number of years, which helps to explain why many fans are excited about a new game getting a new life back into the genre. It’ll be interesting to see when each game releases and how the other response. The Sims 5 still seems a ways away, making Paralives likely to be the first out of the gate.

Pearson made it clear we’ll be waiting a long time for The Sims 5, the next generation of The Sims. And considering how much of a mess the release of The Sims 4 was, fans will likely be poised to examine every detail when the time comes.

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