EA announced the next Sims, codenamed Project Rene
It's been eight years since the last Sims game was released (and that was The Sims 4). But despite its age, the sequel isn't much needed, as new content was often added to the game, and it recently became free-to-play as well. But, on Tuesday, October 18, EA held a presentation where developer Maxis talked about the next entry in the franchise's book and offered a brief look at the upcoming game.
Here's What We Know
The new Sims is currently being developed under the codename Project Rene. The developers purposely chose this name to remind us of Rebirth, the update that is to take place in the game.
Now the project is in the very early stages of development, and is likely to be released only in a few years. However, the developer did share some details about the game. The players will be able to change the patterns, colors and shapes of objects, including various environmental elements. For example, they will be able to adjust the shape and size of the bed's footboard, or customize the location of the cushions on the couch. Such freedom in customization Sims hasn't had in a long time.
It will be possible to play the game both alone and with friends (if you have them). And the game will be cross-platform with cross-progress, which means that you'll be able to pick up where you left off. It is understood that the game can be distributed on a free to play system.
EA has announced that this is only the first look at the new game, so some elements may change over time. As we wrote above, we do not have a release date, even a rough one.