The Sims 5, the first look at the next episode of the saga

The Sims 4 goes free today on computers and consoles

At a streaming event to celebrate 22 years of The Sims, Electronic Arts and Maxis gave a glimpse into the future of the series: Maxis gave fans a taste of the very early stages of the game and the next-generation creative platform of The Sims, with the working title of Project Rene. The title “Project Rene” was chosen to remember words like renewal, renaissance and rebirth. The developer has stated that the game will stay true to what The Sims has always been, while pushing to evolve the way Sims think and behave. With Project Rene, players will be able to choose whether to play alone or collaborate with others and will have the ability to play on all supported devices. “From the beginning, The Sims has defined life simulation games and has continued to grow to be an incredible platform for creativity and self-expression,” says Lyndsay Pearson, vice president of the Creative Franchise Division. Sims. “Today begins our journey over the next few years as we work on the next game and creative platform, currently titled Project Rene. We are building on the same foundations that have made The Sims compelling for generations of players and are pushing the boundaries to create new experiences. . We will have much more to share as we continue to progress in the development of the game and in the milestones of our journey. ” All this while the base game The Sims 4 goes free on all platforms, computers and consoles.

Additionally, new updates have been introduced for The Sims FreePlay and The Sims Mobile. The Sims FreePlay will add a Sim face update for pre-teen, teen, adult, and senior life stages. This visual update provides for all hairstyles, earrings and glasses to be shared across all genres, and will be permanently available for free in the game starting today. Additionally, the annual “Christmas in the Heir” seasonal mission will arrive in the game in December with a new special narrative, while the ability to build and live in a luxury superyacht will be introduced in early 2023. The Sims Mobile will launch balconies , a new build / purchase addition, during this year’s holidays. The feature offers players the opportunity to recreate buildings with balconies and the ability to customize them through various styles. For the first time in the history of The Sims, the studio then announced a new destination for The Sims 4 players to download mods and user-generated content thanks to a new collaboration with Overwolf, managers of CurseForge, a mod manager and a user-generated content discovery platform. For years, The Sims 4 community has been expanded by modders and custom content creators, and today it is recognized by the game’s parent company.