The Sims 4 Confirmed as Offline, May Not Come to Consoles

For now, the developer is focusing on PC and Mac releases.

Posted By | On 21st, Aug. 2013 Under News


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Speaking to VG247, The Sims 4 producer Grant Rodiek stated that, “The Sims 4 is an offline, client-based game.” Even when the game was first announced, it was revealed that EA, Maxis and The Sims Studio would not be employing the always-on DRM that defined the recent – and disastrous – SimCity.

It also seems that despite The Sims 3’s multiplatform status, The Sims 4 may not necessarily be heading to other platforms other than PC and Mac. As of now, consoles aren’t being looked at as platforms for the game according to Rodiek.

Concerning the lack of console releases, this could change somewhere down the line if the demand is high enough and if The Sims 4 is successful enough to warrant expansion on to other platforms. For now, it seems that The Sims Studio and Maxis are keeping it thankfully simple, avoiding many of the pitfalls that befell SimCity and ultimately catering to fans of the series. The Sims 4 will be released in 2014.


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  • Zay

    I really hope the Sims 4 comes to next Gen consoles. Because i believe it will sell well on the PS4 and XboxOne. Being a Sims fan since Sims 2 i will definalty buy the Sims 4 if it make’s it’s way to next Gen consoles. 🙂

    • Lara

      I think they should consider bringing Sims 4 to next Gen console’s i really wanna see the Sims 4 on all console’s.

    • Mason

      Right, I’m buying a PS4 for Kingdom Hearts III I need more games to play. and they would sell more.

  • John

    Next Gen consoles must have the Sims 4!!!!!:)

  • Tim

    I dont mind the sims being offline i just wanna build dream homes 🙂 I hope they bring the sims to PS4 and XboxOne tho i cant wait and see 🙂


 

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