The Sims 5 release date and features: Here’s what rumors suggest

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

The Sims 4 is one of the most popular games in the world. The title was launched in 2014, and fans can’t help but wonder when The Sims 5 will be released.

EA has been constantly releasing new game packs to fuel fans’ commitment and add new elements to the game. While this is great news, many fans believe that The Sims 4 should be revamped and hope that the upcoming game sequel will do just that.

The Sims 5: What you should expect to see

For the time being, EA has not yet confirmed anything about The Sims 5. The fact that the game publisher prefers to remain silent about this game, means that there is something in the works. Or, in the worst case scenario, it indicates that EA is still debating whether to start working on The Sims 5 or not. Otherwise, the company would have simply stated that the Sims 4 is the last game in the series and game packs are indeed the future of the game.

So, we strongly believe that the silence and mystery surrounding The Sims 5 confirm that the game is in the works. Moreover, there are already many rumors about The Sims 5’s features heating up the Internet. Here are the most feasible and popular ones:

  • The Sims 5 will bring VR-compatible features

Nobody knows exactly if the whole game will be VR-compatible, or if only one or two game packs will support this feature. What is certain is that VR appears to be the future of gaming. Taking into account this fact, the idea of a future The Sims 5 VR game doesn’t seem that far-fetched anymore.

Moreover, Microsoft is making VR affordable to everyone thanks to its $299 VR headsets. The Sims 5 VR would add even more realism to the game, fully immersing players into the gameplay.

  • The Sims 5 will arrive in 2019

The Sims was released in 2000, The Sims 2 arrived in 2004, The Sims 3 landed in 2009, and The Sims 4 arrived in 2014. As you can see, EA releases a new game every 4 and a half years. Rumors suggest that EA should officially announce The Sims 5 at the end of this year, and release it in 2019.

  • The Sims 5 Xbox Scorpio compatibility

Yes, there are rumors suggesting that Xbox Scorpio owners could play The Sims 5 on their consoles. Many speculate that EA wants to further increase the game’s popularity by making it available on Microsoft’s console. This corroborates the first rumor on the list, suggesting that there could indeed be a VR version of The Sims 5. As a quick reminder, Microsoft’s VR-ready Project Scorpio is the most powerful console ever built.

Once again, EA has yet to officially confirm its plans about the The Sims 5. As a result, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

The Sims 5 base game

And now, here’s what fans wish to see in the Sims 5:

1. An open world or possibly neighborhood system & bigger worlds.
2. The return of Create a style.
3. Layering with the option to have an open or closed shirts.
4. Open careers in the base game .
5. Open education up too high school (Uni in an update).
6. The return of the fire service & police & criminals.
8. Toddlers in base.
9. Family play.

What do you think about these suggestions? What other new features and improvements would you like to see in The Sims 5?

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