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While The Sims 4 is still under development, there are no official statements from Electronic Arts regarding The Sims 4 franchise, all we could depend on right now are The Sims 4 rumors. That’s not so bad because sometimes rumors are actually true. We have compiled some speculations that we have found online, which is our main source of information.
There was a rumor that a Sims 4 teaser trailer was leaked in Youtube and was confirmed by EA, but when we saw the video, it obviously showed that it was an architecture simulation compiled together by someone. If it was official, EA themselves would’ve posted it. For your entertainment, you may view this Youtube video below.
It was also mentioned that “Sims can go beyond the boundaries of their neighborhood, and immerse themselves in an open subhood, interacting with other Sims using our new deeper personality system” and a new weather system. Probably it means that the Sim weather would look different per season.
thesims4.com domain has been registered by EA Games already and it’s the same with the sims5, sims6, sims7 but no one knows when the site will be launched, same as no one knows what month the Sims4 will be released in the market. If we follow the Sims’ release dates:
- The Sims – year 2000
- The Sims 2 – 2004
- The Sims 3 – 2009
The Sims Studios follow 4- 5 years pattern in releasing the game. Since 3 more of The Sims 3 expansion packs are still to be released this year, The Sims 4 Release Date might be sometime in the mid year of 2014.
Hopefully The Sims 4 will be as good and not as bad as Sims 3 which many people would prefer Sims 2. The Sims 3 features look like crap compared to the previous versions. Since this is the fourth franchise, everybody is expecting something great than the last 3 Sims.
We’ve also gathered some wishlist that we love by Sims fans from Sims forums. If you have yours, leave a comment and make EA read it. We will be updating this article as soon as new rumors arrive.
Preußen posted his wishlist on snootysims.com that:
Less clay, moar epic graphics.
No pudding, kthxbai.
More related to Sims 2. (It should also be a sequel instead of a prequel)
Social options such as a “Talk to the hand” interaction! ;D
An in-game mesh creating program.
The sims aren’t so SLOW.
Better running technique.
Better walking technique.
A user friendly CC-folder.
By seamless, I mean, SEAMLESS. (A whole planet!)
Moar objects and clothing for the base game and EPs.
Areas! (Ghetto, urban, farm-like, suburbs, etc)
We also like Phoenix’s wishlist as posted on the same forum:
Gradual Aging, or at least more life-stages, like pre-teen, Pre-school, something in between adult and elder, and an optional age after elder but before death.
A Hair-style making system, like being able to add bangs, cut or lengthen, curl, on hair styles already in the game,
Better and more options for a sims body,
Better story progression,
Better building tools(Fencing and walls on the edge, more floors..),
Deaths from the disasters,
Another fictional country that rivals SimNation,
Children that don’t look like elves,
Toddlers that aren’t never ugly,
Babies that actually look different from one another,
Babies that act like TS2 babies, rather then caterpillars in a cocoon,
Being able to see the color of a baby’s eyes and eyebrows,
Better Jealousy system,
Actually seamless neighborhood, not this half-dead thing we have now,
Much better free will,
A better social system,
At least half of the social options we had with TS2,
And being able to choose how smart/dumb my sims are, not just free-will.
Information in this article are based on rumors circulating the internet and has not been confirmed by EA Games. For Sims 4 news and updates visit our news page.