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May 7
2013

Maxis Announces The Sims 4

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Sims enthusiasts are a diverse breed. Some enjoy its feel-good charm; some find themselves powerless against its addictive nature. Then there are those who prefer trapping these hapless pixel-folk until they succumb to starvation – a kind of grisly homage to “The Cask of Amontillado” – or shouting lines from the Book of Revelation while the houses of digital sinners erupt in flames.

Regardless, the series has been enormously successful, selling tens of million of units during its lifetime. 2014 holds great promise for Sims fans, with the announcement that The Sims 4 will be coming to both PC and Mac. Sadly, Maxis has divulged few details beyond the existence of the game, though to allay fears that the company (a subsidiary of EA) might follow in the drunken stumbling footsteps of Sim City, a press release sent to The Sims Hub describes the game as a “single-player offline experience.” The full press release can be found after the jump.

What do you think, gamers? Are you excited for the Sims 4? Should EA adopt yours truly’s idea for a “Beast from the Air/Sea/Land FunTime Armageddon (featuring music from Carl Orff) DLC Combo Pack?” Sound off in the comments section below!

via The Sims Hub

“The Sims 4 Coming to PC and Mac in 2014

THE SIMS 4 Announced for 2014

Sul Sul! Maxis and Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims™ 4 is currently in development at The Sims Studio for release on PC and Mac in 2014. 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. The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans.

The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most popular simulation games that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

As a thank you for the support of the more than 30 million fans that share and discuss stories about The Sims across global social networks, a special VIP briefing was held this morning where several of the world’s top fans were amongst the first to hear the news about The Sims 4. This select group was the first in the world to hear from the creative team for The Sims 4, and they will receive special access to the development team as the game progresses.

The Sims 4 is not yet rated by the ESRB. To stay up to date with the latest information please visit www.thesims.com/thesims4.

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About Jesse Gmitro

(Writer) Jesse Gmitro is the self-proclaimed "resident ally/lady-fancier" of gaygamer.net -- a position he has held since 2011 - and a shameless fanboy of Metal Gear, pre-Homecoming Silent Hill, and Final Fantasy. He plays drums in a local post-rock band called "Between Two Skies," and is currently working on a black comedy novella, "The Madcap Laughs." He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2 Responses

  1. avatar Hernan says:

    I like the toony look they have going on the teaser photo. One of the things I didn’t like about TS3 was that none of them really looked as charming as they had in TS2. A lot of that charm came from their cartoony look. They tried to go for more realism in TS3 and failed pretty bad.

  2. avatar Michael says:

    I’ve been loving sims 3. Been addicted to it for a while actually. But I don’t know if I’m going to get sims 4 for a while. The games are too expensive. Sure, sims 3 is only thirty bucks, but the DLC cost over four hundred! That isn’t even including the price of every one of their in game packs and sets. No, I’ve spent too much money to go away from sims 3. Maybe in a few years and they have a massive sale.

    That is, if they don’t ruin sims 4 like they did their last game. I won’t even consider getting it if I have to be online for it. Which I won’t believe is one way or another til the game comes out.

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