EA continues to work on the Sims 4, but a potential successor should already be on the way. Until the big day of the announcement for the Sims 5 finally comes, we devote ourselves to the question of what the next part of the popular series needs to get even better. As a answer, we brought the Sims expert Daniel Simfans.de on board.
- How can the Sims 5 top everything in advance?
- The Sims 5: More options, more control, more creativity
- The Sims 5: Give us more moments of life, not Star Wars!
- The Sims 5: The dream of the next-gen simulation
• Youtuber, streamer, community head
• prefer to build industrial or winter lodges
• What inspires him the most about the Sims: the concentrated creativity of the fans
• Simfans.de on YouTube
How can the Sims 5 top everything in advance?
Building, living, playing and everything around it – it is hard to believe: The Sims 4 has been inspiring its players since 2014 and is still being supplied with new content today (source: Steamcharts). With “My Wedding Stories” the fiftyest extension now appears, all DLCs and sets are included (source: EA). With such a success story, the Sims 5 still needs?
Of course, says Daniel Simfans.de, but exactly because the Sims 4 runs so well, EA does not need to think of haste. The community is still satisfied with the current game, even if you want to know of course when the Sims 5 appears. “ I think it’s going towards 2022, more in 2023. But I think it is in front of the door,” says Daniel. But what new features will the Sims 5 offer in contrast to its predecessor? Not much has been known yet.
Published job advertisements provide information on a subscription service, statements from a venture interview with Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer at EA, indicate new multiplayer features (source: Vimeo). Will and should there be a co-op mode in the Sims 5? Daniel is skeptical. According to him, EA learned from his failed multiplayer tests in the Sims universe and would only deal with this area carefully.
If a multiplayer comes, it must be installed as a separate and optional online area. But even if it may have something to assemble and play together, he does not think it for the Nonplusultra feature from the Sims 5, which could inspire for a long time. “In the Sims was always about your own world. It is my world in which I can escape and that I can design as I want. “
* The latest gameplay expansion “My wedding stories” was released on February 23, in which everything revolves around the best day in your Simleben:
The Sims 5: More options, more control, more creativity
In order to achieve the next stage of life simulation with the Sims 5, the wheel does not have to be completely reinvented, according to the expert. The Sims 4 provides a good basis that developers Maxis only have to build on a new engine and then improve. And that would primarily affect the general play opportunities **. Too often, players still couldn’t build and play as they want. Daniel lists his desired features for this, although funnily, some do not develop again, but only have to be brought back from older “the Sims” parts:
“_Man would have to expand the entire creative tools *, especially when creating Sims. More touch points, more colors, especially the color wheel. That you can define as in the Sims 3 patterns and move them to other objects. So you can individualize much deeper. There is nothing more annoying if you want to create yourself or another person and look strange.
“_Der World editor * from the Sims 3 has to come back. It was an incredibly creative tool to design the whole thing around it. We can design everything, the Sims, the houses, the stories, but not the world. In the same train, an open world would also be desirable, so that you can not just walk around in your neighborhood._ “
* Easy to use and practical construction tools: “wendel stairs in the Sims 4 are a good example that the community wanted a feature and did not listen to EA. Instead of simply installing spiral stairs, you can use corner stairs and turn stairs and make it higher. Right approach, wrong product. I would like to have all the tools in the Sims 5 to implement exactly what I want. “
The Sims 5: Give us more moments of life, not Star Wars!
Once the main game stands and provides a good base, the developer can build on it with extensions. For Daniel, it is important to pay more attention to when choosing the content of expanding “_den core of the simulation”, “_das to take everyday” , similar to how the extension “My wedding stories” does – and Not to be completely overturning with something tackled like the Star Wars DLC. He already knew exactly which DLC he would like first for the Sims 5 if he would not be part of the main game anyway.
“ I wish that the babies, that this age group is extremely expanded . Currently, the babies are nothing more than objects that can only be fed and not even wearing (…) This is an important and strongly neglected age group, ”explains Daniel. “_ Burglary, horses, an extension similar to joie de vivre that seniors have with walking sticks and teenagers, play the pranks (…) It is about content that deepen the simulation and make it more credible so that you can put yourself even more.”
The Sims 5: The dream of the next-gen simulation
And beyond? Daniel finds the idea of how the Sims 5 could benefit from a better technology. For him could be a new gameplay ki The game-changing feature of the Sims 5.
“Es would be interesting if processes were no longer predefined, but are controlled by a system that looks at and learns your playing style. The Sims 5 could react to your playing style through a AI, a function that makes the game more alive. That registered the event and acts on it. “
A wedding application goes wrong, someone loses his job, something special happens and breaks through the ideal world – Daniel thinks that the Sims 4 generally makes it too easy for the players and that the Sims 5 through a new Ki * could offer much more surprises and individual events * that make the game more exciting and the life simulation more realistic.
Speaking of realistic – if the AI were already there, you could also work on the animations of the Sims . At the latest in the Sims 5 there should be no Sims that beam or conjure up objects out of nowhere in their cars, only to save animations. Sure, you got used to it, but something like that pulls you out of the simulation again, says the Sims expert.
So far, nothing is known to the Sims 5 except for minor clues. Daniel Simfans.de already has a precise idea of what the Sims 5 should look like to inspire many players. At this point we thank you for the charming interview and wish you and your community a lot of fun building, Daniel. And that your Sims does not set the house on fire.