EA reveals first look at what’s next for The Sims with ‘Project Rene’
It’s been eight years of The Sims 4, and it’s an endless amount of packs and expansions. Given this amount of time, fans of the series began to wonder what was next for their favorite game.
At long last, EA has finally revealed a trailer for the future of The Sims series, dubbed ‘Rene Project‘ instead of The Sims 5; That said, this is likely to become the fifth main Sims installment, but there’s no telling if that’s actually the case yet. From the looks of it, Project Rene still has a long time to go before it’s finally available for release.
The developer, Maxis, shared its plans during the Behind the Sims Summitwhich detailed what’s next for the series and how the developer plans to find new ways for players to experience and express themselves.
First things first, the working title ‘Project Rene’ was chosen specifically for this project, with a press release stating that it was chosen “to recall words like renewal, rebirth, and rebirth to represent the developer’s renewed commitment to The Sims.” “. Brilliant Future.”
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A new title “will reimagine The Sims with even more ways to play, tools to foster creativity, and the ability to tell meaningful stories.” In fact, perhaps the biggest reveal of all was the fact that this upcoming Sims title will support multiplayer; “Players will have the option to play alone or collaborate with others and will be able to play their game on supported devices.” This is just something I’ve wanted to do in The Sims since the dawn of time.
The rest of the summit was mostly focused on building and customization, showing just how detailed players can make their builds if they want to. There’s a great level of detail present now that we certainly weren’t used to in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4. For example, you have control over how blankets and cushions rest on furniture, you can take your furniture apart to edit or reposition it. and you can change the color and shapes of various elements involved.
In addition to the evolved build and multiplayer, it looks like Project Rene will also be available on multiple devices with cross-save. During the Summit, Maxis showcased Project Rene on both a PC and mobile device, meaning that mobile gamers will finally, hopefully, have a Sims game that doesn’t require the mobile grind that The Sims FreePlay offers.
That said, to celebrate, there are a number of rewards right now in The Sims 4, The Sims Mobile, and The Sims FreePlay. Plus, The Sims 4 has now become free to play as well!
The Sims Creative Vice President of Franchise Lyndsay Pearson says, “Today marks the beginning of our journey for years to come as we work on this next creative game and platform, currently titled Project Rene. We’re building on the same foundations that have made The Sims compelling for generations of players and pushing the boundaries to create new experiences. We will have much more to share as we continue to progress in the game’s development and milestones along the way.”