Electronic Arts has teased The Sims 5 as the “next generation” entry under the codename Project Rene. The reveal highlighted some of the creation tools players will be able to use in the next game, which is currently in early development at EA Games division Maxis. Players can also play solo or co-op across all supported platforms including mobile.
During a Sims product showcase yesterday, VP of franchise creative for The Sims Lyndsay Pearson introduced the next Sims game which is currently in development. “We are building the next-generation Sims game and creative platform,” she said. “Reimagining The Sims you know and love with new ways to play. This is the future of The Sims, built on a foundation of charming Sims, powerful tools, and meaningful stories.”
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According to Pearson, the next game is being reimagined with several new ideas being injected into the franchise. Players will be able to play solo or collaborate with each other across all platforms, which will also include mobile devices.
Pearson explained the purpose behind the creative tools of The Sims 5. “We start with our creative tools, a key part of our Sims DNA,” she said. “We’re experimenting with what’s worked and where we can push further to offer more flexibility than ever before. We begin with the ability to change not only patterns and colours, but also the shapes of the objects that you’ll be using when you build and decorate in game.”
Playing with friends seems like an important part of experiencing the next Sims game. Pearson added:
“With Project Rene, we want to make it easier to work together and share. You can choose to play or create by yourself or with your close friends. It’s entirely your choice. No matter who you may want to play with, we want you to be able to play wherever you want. So this is demonstrating an early technology test of how you can play this game across supported devices of your choosing. Same experience, different screens.”
EA hasn’t given a concrete release date yet for the next Sims game, but promised that it will share updates over the next couple of years.
Source: Video Games Chronicle