After the huge success of the earlier The Sims series, we’re getting ready for the fifth generation: The Sims 5! At this point, many things remain unclear about this game. But one thing is for sure: The Sims 4 will come to an end, whether it is in 2018, 2019 or later.
But… will there ever be a The Sims 5 at all? We at DownloadSims5.com think so! However, The Sims 4 producer Grant Rodiek said in an earlier interview on the 6th of September 2014 the following:
“We’re not working on Sims 5. We’re not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.” – Grant Rodiek
Note that this quote is more than three years old. The Sims 4 is very successful and is one of the most popular simulations games ever! However, Electronic Arts and Maxis haven’t confirmed anything about The Sims 5 yet. It is very likely that the development of The Sims 5 has begun but there is, unfortunately, no evidence to be found. Everything remains a secret. But for how long?
We thought it would be nice to answer some frequently asked questions in order to clarify things:
When can I download The Sims 5?
The Sims 5 is not out yet, even though some fake sites are claiming this! There have been many discussions about the release date of The Sims 5. One thing is for sure: no one – at this point – knows exactly when the game is coming out.
However, we at DownloadSims5.com have done a little bit of research and figured out that there are about 58 months between the releases of each Sims generation. The Sims 4 came out on the 2nd of September 2014. Adding 58 months to this means that we can expect The Sims 5 somewhere around the 2nd of July 2019! As soon as we know the official date, we will update our site!
Where can I download The Sims 5?
It is very likely that the game will be launched as a digital download through official channels like Electronic Arts’ own game platform Origin, through other famous retailers, including Amazon, and through less-known web shops. We don’t think the game will be launched on other platforms like Steam.
Why should I download The Sims 5?
There are many reasons why you should download this game instead of buying it as a physical copy. For fans of physical copies, this might be a bummer. However, downloads are the future and there are many benefits. Here are some reasons why:
First of all, it is faster to download a digital game. No need to wait for post-delivery anymore and no need to go to a store to get a physical copy and wait in line. Digital downloads are usually also cheaper in comparison to physical games. This is because digital downloads don’t have a disc or box, don’t require storage and don’t need to be shipped to a store.
Digital versions are often on sale. There are discounts all the time, so you can save a lot of money depending on where you buy games. Furthermore, digital downloads save a lot of physical space. Now you can use your bookshelf for other stuff. Downloads are also easy to download and convenient. Moreover, many computers and laptops don’t have disc readers anymore and this will only become more common in the near future.
Downloading has another advantage compared to physical copies. Physical copies can be damaged, scratched or even broken over time. As such, many disc readers can’t read discs correctly. And what happens if you forget your disc, or lose it? Downloads are also better for the environment because no natural resources have to be used and shipping is not needed anymore. Digital versions are always accessible.
Finally, we’ve seen before that many Sims games, including Stuff Packs and Game Packs haven’t been launched as physical copies. It is very likely that this trend will continue, which means that in the future fewer Sims games will be sold physically.
Which versions of The Sims 5 will be available as download?
It is likely that The Sims 5 will be released in different versions, which was also the case for The Sims 4. Nothing is official yet, but we might get a Limited Edition during the first months after the release, as well as a Digital Deluxe Edition, Collector’s Edition or Premium Edition. It is also likely that all games will be available as digital download and some of them as a physical copy.
Many things about the upcoming game are unclear at this point. Will it be a free game with micro-transactions in it, or will it follow the classic structure: a base game with expansion packs, game packs and stuff packs? Will it be a physical game with CD/DVD/box or only a digital download through for example Origin or other web shops like Amazon.
Can I download Expansion Packs for The Sims 5?
Many Expansion Packs, Game Packs and Stuff Packs have been released for earlier The Sims generations, including The Sims 4. Will The Sims 5 have as many additions as The Sims 4? It is unclear whether Electronic Arts and Maxis are going to follow the same release-structure as The Sims 4 or not. However, many Sims fans have been asking for fewer packs with more content.
Regardless of Electronic Arts’ and Maxis’ plans, it is likely that there will be many expansions for The Sims 5 coming up on for example Origin, Amazon or on other game platforms and web shops.