'The Sims 4' Development to Continue Despite 'The Sims Mobile' Announcement

By Jazz Rosin / 2017.05.15

Electronic Arts has recently announced a new iOS and Android game from its popular "The Sims" franchise simply called "The Sims Mobile," and fans of "The Sims 4" are reportedly not too happy. However, the developers assured that "The Sims 4" will still continue, despite the arrival of the new game.

"The Sims" is Coming to Mobile, Again

Judging from its soft launch trailer, "The Sims Mobile" looks like a more faithful replica of "The Sims" PC game than its mobile predecessor, "The Sims Freeplay." According to The Sims VIP, however, this game will not be a replacement for "Freeplay," and will thus be a totally different mobile experience for "The Sims" fans.

One of the features shown on the trailer is the ability to create a legacy using Heirlooms. Heirlooms can be unlocked by either mastering a career or accomplishing career goals, and these careers can be passed on to future generations.

There is also the "Play Together" feature, which is a multiplayer function of some sort. More details will be revealed regarding this in the future.

Why are "The Sims" Fans Unhappy?

Despite the announcement of a new "The Sims" game, some fans were not happy about Electronic Arts releasing yet another mobile game for the series. Some are concerned about the future of "The Sims 4," and took the release of the new mobile game as a sign that additional content for the PC title will slowly decline.

Thankfully, SimGuruDrake explained that the content development for "The Sims 4" will be in no way influenced by "The Sims Mobile," and called out those who are hating on the new mobile game.

"You do not know the size of our teams or how many employees we have on either team," SimGuruDrake said in a statement on The Sims Community, "so trying to spell out 'doomsday' on a product that was stated as being in good standing by our CEO today doesn’t seem like a good use of your time.

"The Sims Mobile" will be free-to-play once launched, with a soft launch happening in Brazil right now.

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