As incredible as this news might sound, it is possible that The Sims franchise will stop with The Sims 4. Apparently, The Sims 5 will only happen if The Sims 4 will have enough sales. Even if this franchise has been a long going one developed by Electronic Arts, it seems that the last game released (The Sims 4) is not so popular compared to its previous two generations, which brought a lot of profit and popularity. If it will happen, it is unknown if The Sims 5 will be a sequel to the franchise or not.
No more The Sims?
Electronic Arts (EA) has declared that the Sims 4 needs to be profitable enough so that it will consider making a sequel in 2019. Rumor has it that by 2019, EA has a surprise for The Sims’s gamers, but it is yet unknown if that means the release for the Sims 5 or a new DLC surprise.
News which is not very encouraging is that Maxis Studio, the studio in charge of making the Sims game for EA, is shutting down. This means that the company is not willing to invest in another game studio to develop the franchise if sales are not good enough. However, EA games has not made any official statement so far.
Parenthood and Fitness Game Pack
These two extension packs were not so well received by the gaming community, which is another reason for the company to consider a sequel.
The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack DLC allows users to realistically raise children and direct what kind of adults they will become.
Others are very positive that fans all over the world will prove their love for the game and the demand will make EA released The Sims 5 in the beginning of 2020.