It’s been nearly a decade since we saw a new The Sims game. The series was very popular in the 2000s and still has a great fanbase. There have been many expansions for The Sims 4, but they weren’t enough to satisfy the fans. After a long wait, EA teases they are working on a new The Sims game. The codename is Project Rene, but this isn’t the game’s final name. The game is in the first steps of early development, which means we’re far from the game. You can also name this name The Sims 5, but there is a reason why EA didn’t do this.
Project Rene Is The Upcoming The Sims 5 Game
EA didn’t call the game The Sims 5, as else of what we expected. They might want to do this because their plans are different from the series’ old games. While it’s been 8 years since we don’t see a new release from the series, probably the team is fueled with new ideas. The naming is also important for marketing; we don’t only want to see the fifth game of the series; we want to see 2020s EA can do what to their old classic.
Here’s an important part of the studio’s announcement:
The game will stay true to what The Sims has always been while pushing to evolve how those Sims think and behave. It will reimagine The Sims with even more ways to play, tools to encourage creativity, and the ability to tell meaningful stories. With Project Rene, players will have the choice to play solo or collaborate with others and will have the ability to play their game across supported devices.
You shouldn’t expect a close release date. The game isn’t even in the development process; it might take a few years to hear a release date for the game. Until that, we might see new expansions for The Sims 4.