Despite being nearly five years old, the Sims 4 is still a popular game that is generating millions of dollars for EA in profits every single year. In fact, EA has recently announced that the Sims 4 has made more than one billion dollars during its lifespan. Even though might seem like great news for fans of the Sims franchise, it’s actually a double-edged sword.
The Sims 5 is Not Coming Anytime Soon
The fact that the Sims 4 is making millions of dollars for EA guarantees that the highly anticipated Sims 5 is going to arrive. On the downside of things, since the Sims 4 is still making lots of money for EA, the game developer doesn’t have a reason to rush when it comes to creating the Sims 5.
If we take into consideration that EA is a company that has proved time and time again that the only thing it cares about is profits, then no one should be surprised to find out that the Sims 5 is not at the top of EA’s priorities list. With that said, we think it’s safe to say that the Sims 5 is not going arrive anytime soon and that we are going to have to wait a couple more years before EA even announces it.
The Sims 4 DLC Updates
The reason why the Sims 4 is still a popular game that generates money even though it was released back in 2014 is that EA keeps releasing DLCs for it. DLCs are easy to make for developers since the base game is already there and updating the Sims 4 instead of creating the Sims 5 is a “safe bet” for EA. The Sims 4 fanbase will keep buying the new DLCs because they know that the Sims 5 is far away.
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