Developed by EA Maxis and first released in 2000, “The Sims” has eventually become one of the bestselling and most popular video games of its kind. The last installment of the franchise, “The Sims 4”, came out in 2014, so we can’t blame the fans for being so impatient waiting for the fifth one. However, in spite of their strong desire, it has been rumored that the company won’t be able to realize this project soon, for there are various obstacles impeding the development.
On the one hand, some claim that “The Sims 4” could be the last entry from “The Sims” franchise and that the fifth installment will never see the light of day. On the other hand, others believe that “The Sims 5” has only been delayed so far due to the aforementioned obstacles, but that it will certainly be released as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we still can’t say who is right, because EA refused to comment on any of the speculations.
The fans’ expectations about the fifth part were aroused by the developer alone in 2014 when something about the title of the new sequel was mentioned in a post on SNS. Ever since then, people have started speculating that “The Sims 5” will be released in 2019. However, if that was true, we would have probably obtained some official piece of information about it by now.
Finally, The Sims Studio officials have announced that they will make a decision about creating the new entry based on “The Sims 4” success, and since the latter turned out to be a complete failure, we can conclude that it is highly unlikely that the game will be released anytime soon.