Released on PC in September 2014 (and on Mac in the following February), The Sims 4 has sold five million copies since launch. With such a lofty sales figure achieved, many console gamers have asked whether the development team would now be turning its attention to bringing The Sims 4 to PS4 and Xbox One.
Following rumours in recent weeks, the conversation about a PS4/Xbox One of the game has only increased, with fans of the popular simulation series looking for an official announcement from (The Sims 4 publisher EA). However, responding to speculation, a producer has now revealed that there are “no plans” for a console version of The Sims 4.
I want to clarify that we have no plans for a console version of The Sims 4 anytime in the near future. Ignore the rumors.
— Lyndsay Pearson (@SimGuruLyndsay) July 26, 2016
‘No Plans’ for The Sims 4 Console Version
Writing on Twitter, The Sims 4 senior producer Lynsday Pearson stated that the team has “no plans for a console version of The Sims 4 anytime in the near future.” Pearson also instructed fans to “ignore rumors,” perhaps a nod to recent suggestions that porting issues had caused a delay in The Sims 4’s PS4 and Xbox One release.
While a small amount of Sims fans have voiced their disappointment at the news that The Sims 4 won’t be released on consoles (any time soon, anyway), Pearson’s tweet has mostly been met with praise from PC and Mac players of the game. These players argue that with key features like toddlers still missing from the game, the development team should not be concerning itself with console ports and should instead be prioritizing the version of the game that is currently available.
In addition to toddlers, fans are also hoping for more paid-for DLC packs for the game. Although recently released ‘Stuff’ packs such as Kids Room Stuff and Backyard Stuff have been well received, many players are eager for a larger expansion, with the most popular suggestion being The Sims 4 Pets.
It’s unclear exactly when a new expansion will be announced but one event that we can safely rule out is Gamescom 2016. EA has confirmed that there will be no Sims 4 announcements during the annual European event, which is a surprise as (previous expansion pack) The Sims 4 Get Together was revealed at last year’s show. Gamescom 2016 will feature a closed Q&A panel about the game, though, so perhaps that will feature some exciting info tidbits.
Are you still holding out for The Sims 4 on PS4 and Xbox One? Or are you a PC/Mac player who just wants more DLC? Leave a comment and let us know.