Electronic Arts has today announced that they will be releasing The Sims 4 on the PC and Mac in 2014, the fact that it will be developed by Maxis is about all we know, with EA only revealing the following information:

The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world, their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.”

Continuing to say, “So we’re listening to fans like you, and we’re going back to our roots, the Sims, themselves. We felt it was important to unlock new ways for your Sims to interact with one another. So we’re focusing on the complexity of Sim-to-Sim interactions and they way your Sims behave.”

Alongside their post, they included the following image to put an emphasis on the importance of eyes in the game.

sims4 eyes

EA say that the game will also feature an offline element, but there will also be “additional fun and social gameplay elements for players who choose to go online” for which they say there will be more to come later.

And good news, the announcement also says “You will not require a persistent offline connection to play The Sims 4.”

And that’s about all we know at the moment, however if we hear anything else, you’ll be the first to know.

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