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Maxis POSTED BY EA Staff ON May 6, 2013

Maxis Unveils The Sims 4

Today we are revealing to our top fans the fact that The Sims™ 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014.

The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

More information will be revealed later today here on The Beat, so stay tuned.

Share your excitement for the game on Twitter with the hashtag #TheSims4.

Comments (270)

  1. +28 -30
    NOOOOOOOOO! D:
    May 6, 2013
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    1. +2 -1
      It is okay.....I am lite bit excited.... : /
      May 6, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      why?
      Aug 2, 2013
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    3. +1 -1
      YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! :D
      May 6, 2013
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    4. 0 0
      I know right! Now I have to start my collection all over again!
      Jul 22, 2013
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  2. +22 -4
    Omg I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 6, 2013
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  3. +9 -2
    YEYEY!!!!!!!!!
    May 6, 2013
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  4. +6 -3
    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!
    May 6, 2013
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  5. +8 -4
    I AM HAVING A HEART ATTACK RIGHT!!!!
    May 6, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      NOW!!!!!
      May 6, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      Is that a good thing or a bad thing? xD is it from happiness or sadness?
      May 7, 2013
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  6. +10 -1
    Yaay!!, i don't really know what to think of this but Yay!!
    May 6, 2013
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  7. +22 0
    as long as it does not have the dread ALWAYS ONLINE thingy. it's very ok
    May 6, 2013
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  8. +7 -2
    one of BEST simulation game \:D/ YEAH
    May 6, 2013
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  9. +9 -7
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!
    May 6, 2013
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  10. +41 -9
    After the new SimCity. Overpriced expansions of The Sims 3 and less objects and gameplay in these expansions compared to TS1 & TS2, I'm not even remotely interested in this. I will be shocked if this changes my mind later but my trust in Maxis/EA has been destroyed completely. I own the entire TS1 & TS2 & expansions and got fed up with the cost of TS3 expansions after the first 3. Then SimCity became the first game I have ever had to return. Please make a game not a cash cow.
    May 6, 2013
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    1. +2 -5
      How can you really judge since you don't own and don't play Sims 3?!
      May 6, 2013
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    2. +2 0
      Quote: "...got fed up with the cost of TS3 expansions after the first 3." Implying they DO own The Sims 3. Please read the whole comment before you reply thank you.
      May 6, 2013
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    3. +4 -1
      Amen.
      May 6, 2013
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    4. 0 0
      I can agree about less objects - but less gameplay? I'd say if its one thing the Sims 3 expansions done right it's that most of them have had increased focus on gameplay and to a much higher degree than the expansions in previous titles. I remember still how impressed I was about that when I got the first expansion, World Adventures, that let you go adventuring and exploring crypts. The previous titles was much closer to giant stuff packs than gameplay changing expansions like that.
      May 7, 2013
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    5. +1 0
      I agree. That's why I manage to own the expansions at low prices. In TS2, the expansions really made a difference. But I'm addicted to that game, so I guess I'll buy the Sims 4 as well as I bought all TS2 and TS3...
      May 6, 2013
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    6. 0 0
      Just wait. Now that they've announced this the prices on the Sims3 expansions will drop by a lot. You just have to wait for it.
      May 17, 2013
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    7. 0 0
      Yep. Going to wait for MetaCritic reviews and launch issues to get worked out before I even think about buying Sims 4.
      May 11, 2013
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    8. +1 0
      Totally agree!
      May 6, 2013
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  11. +3 -9
    Is it a joke?
    May 6, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      It is not!!
      May 6, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      no its true the game will be coming out in 2014
      May 6, 2013
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  12. +10 -4
    I hope it's not as cartoony as The Sims 3 was. TS2 you could get some realistic visuals going (for its time, anyway), but TS3 was far too stylized for me.
    May 6, 2013
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    1. 0 0
      I never owned The Sims 2 but I did know that you could pick an outfit and the main clothing aspect was outfits, I believe, and I saw some of the outfits and they were cute! Anyways if EA created more outfits like the sims 2 I think I would buy this game.
      May 7, 2013
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    2. +1 -2
      I agree with you on that. In my opinion Sims 3 characters all looked basically the same. No ability at all to customize like in Sims 2, which is my favorite.
      May 6, 2013
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  13. Comment Flagged +15 0
    All the people hating, calm down! It happened to The Sims 1, Sims 2 and Sims 3. It's only natural we get The Sims 4. SO EXCITED!
    May 6, 2013
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      I just think its funny Sims 4 is coming out in 2014! xD I am also very excited! I bet they will change the mood system because in sims 2 they had wants and fears and in the sims 3 they had moodlets! Maybe even new traits or maybe additions to the Sims 3 traits! Yay, yay, yay, yay!
      May 7, 2013
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  14. +5 -1
    OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG! @_@
    May 6, 2013
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  15. +4 -1
    yes :D
    May 6, 2013
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  16. Comment Flagged +7 -20
    No multiplayer mode — no buy.
    May 6, 2013
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    1. +1 0
      You don't have to always have to be online to play the game (if it was it would be a ruined game like Simcity) but I heard that the multiplayer gameplay is still there.
      May 21, 2013
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    2. 0 -2
      ya but beter
      May 6, 2013
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  17. +17 -3
    What will ruin it for me is social dependency to advance, and the dreaded always online horse in the room tihng. Fingers crossed.
    May 6, 2013
    3 Replies
    1. +2 0
      Yep. I have no faith that EA can deliver after the Sim City debacle. Hopefully they can prove me wrong. Always online is a no go for me
      May 6, 2013
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    2. +3 0
      It's an offline game. It'll most likely have some social sharing like The Sims 3 does, but it's completely offline. As in it's not like SimCity. You really can play offline.
      May 6, 2013
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    3. 0 0
      but they are adding that you can play online if you want to instead of always online (I heard)
      May 8, 2013
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  18. +7 0
    I am so Excited!
    May 6, 2013
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  19. Comment Flagged +8 -2
    IM SO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! THANKS MAXIS, AND EA, AND THE SIMS STUDIO! I LOVE U GUYS. XOXO
    May 6, 2013
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    1. +2 0
      While you are right to love Maxis, EA and Sims Studio have gone over their heads. With Gold editions of worlds and stupid EPs, Sims Studio seems like the source of the problem, I miss the old days when it was Maxis and Maxis ONLY.
      May 6, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      Maxis had no part in the making of sims 3 get your facts (that is also why there were so many worlds [that most users pirated])
      May 8, 2013
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  20. +9 0
    Yeah!!! Show us pics, pleeaseee :D
    May 6, 2013
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