As with any new Sims release, the Sims for has been gathering a lot of hype ahead of its release in fall 2014 and the Ea have confirmed that the game will be entirely playable off-line.
Will the Sims 4 match predecessor’s success?
The Sims, which is a strategic life simulation video game series published by Electronic Arts has proven to be one of the more successful and enduring video game series of all time, selling over 150 million copies worldwide.
The first game in the franchise was released back in 2000 and was followed by a sequel in 2004. The last release -The Sims 3-has been available since June 2009.
In between these main releases there are numerous and seemingly never ending expansion packs that add to the main game, but the main releases in the series itself have been pretty much spaced out. Which of course means any new numerical Sims title comes with a great deal of hype that is only natural when it is the bestselling PC game of all time.
The Sims 4 Will Be Playable Offline
One of the main worries about the new Sims 4 release was whether it would endure some of the problematic experiences that were associated with EA’s release of SimCity earlier this year.
The publisher has however stressed in no uncertain terms that the single player aspect of the game will be entirely playable off-line to avoid any other mishaps.
There are several new elements to the gameplay been introduced to the new Sims 4 release other than upgraded graphics and exteriors. There will be new intelligence and emotion features included along with a new Create-a-Sim tool that allows for greater detail. Build mode will also allow users to create their own unique real estate.
The Sims 4 To Cater For Lower End Hardware
One of the big issues that surrounded the Sims 3 upon its release was the fact that the system requirements were pretty high and considering the game is so popular among non-hardcore gamers, many fans of the series when unable to get the most out of the release or even play the game at all.
That is one issue that EA are trying to avoid with the Sims 4 and have acknowledged that the game will be designed to run on a variety of different machines with different spec requirements.
“We’re really excited to say that players on lower end machines are going to have a much better experience on the SIMS 4 than they did with the SIMS 3,” Ryan Vaughn, producer of the game informed fans.
“We know that our players have a wide range of difference PC specs. We want to make sure that somebody playing on a lower end machine has just as great an experience as somebody on a higher end machine. Right now we’re doing a lot of work to optimise the game’s performance, cut down on loading screens and make sure everything still looks as beautiful, the SIMS feel as vibrant and that your gameplay is just as much fun regardless of what spec you’re playing on,” he added.
The Sims 4 is set to touchdown sometime in the fall of 2014, and we will keep you posted with any new updates and information that gets released about the game.