The Sims 4 has just been released for free and hosts a Behind The Sims live event that talks about the future of the series.
EA and Maxis have revealed the next-gen The Sims game, currently codenamed Project Rene. The live stream introduces a more in-depth decor and interior editor. Maxis promises multiplayer and cross-play support on mobile and PC/console, delivering the same gameplay experience across different devices.
The next generation of The Sims is still in the early stages of development. Lindsay Pearson, The Sims’ Vice President of Creative, revealed that the new game will be in development for “a few years” and will begin early access testing at some point in the future.
The Sims team is building the next generation of games and creative platforms, reimagining the Sims players know and love with more new ways to play. The game is currently in Project Rene development. The name was chosen to evoke words like renaissance and rebirth to represent the group’s renewed commitment to The Sims’ bright future.
Project Rene will fundamentally change the way The Sims think and behave, change the way players create and customize their worlds, and innovate in unique ways.
“First, we’re experimenting with innovative tools that are a big part of The Sims’ DNA, while also looking at previous work and how we can provide more flexibility to help build and Decoration in the game. With Project Rene, players will have the option to play solo or co-op and play their game on a variety of supported devices,” said Lindsay Pearson.
Sims are constantly evolving to reflect our players and their experiences, and EA is building on that foundation to encourage creativity and the ability to tell meaningful stories. This is just a first look at the work the team is doing as we continue to share more about the development of the game and the milestones achieved.
Lyndsay Pearson, head of The Sims franchise, insists the game meets many people’s expectations. While Pearson never called it The Sims 5, the game almost certainly got its name given its cross-platform gameplay. The first look shows the early build of the game on both PC and mobile.
The Sims 5 has a Build Mode, where you can easily customize furniture with a variety of patterns and colors like The Sims 3. Other details include adding individual pillows and the ability to move each one. items on a separate axis, also making Simmers dream of new building possibilities.