The Sims 5 Release Date, When is The Sims 5 Coming Out?

Looking for The Sims 5 release date? The good old Sims series is one of the most popular simulation sandbox franchises in the world, with over 200 million copies sold to date. It owes its popularity to its simple-to-learn gameplay, which offers a wide variety of mechanics and features. The Sims are popular among both casual and traditional gamers, and that’s why everyone wants to know when is The Sims 5 coming out. Here’s what we know about it.

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When is Sims 5 Going to Come Out
The Sims 5 Release Date

NOVEMBER 17th UPDATE: The article has been updated with the latest news about the potential Sims 5 release date and launch windows.

According to Grant Rodiek, a senior producer at Electronic Arts, the release of The Sims 5 still several years away. Furthermore, The Sims franchise’s VP of Creative, Lyndsay Pearson, announced that the development of the new game was just beginning and hinted that it will take “a few years” before it is released. Hence, our current estimation is that The Sims 5 will likely be released in the second half of 2025.

OLD UPDATE: The Sims 5 has been officially revealed, but we still don’t have an official release date. During the Behind the Sims Summit, the game’s developer, Maxis, stated that Project Rene (The Sims 5 codename) is still very early in development. Hence, it seems that a full version of the game will probably not be released before 2024. We will update the article once we have more information.

When is The Sims 5 Coming Out

ORIGINAL STORY: This year, it will be eight years since the release of The Sims 4, back in 2014. Since then, the game has received eleven expansion packs, eleven game packs, eighteen stuff packs, and eleven kits. And while the game’s developers, studio Maxis, continue enriching the experience with fresh content, including the latest Werewolves Game Pack, fans are still eager to learn when we will finally get a chance to play the fifth mainline instalment.

And to put it quite frankly, nothing official has been revealed yet in regards to The Sims 5 release date. The good news is that we know The Sims 5 is officially in development. Electronic Arts officially announced the development in April 2020. Since then, little has been shared about the next Sims game. What we do know, based on previous statements from EA CEO Andrew Wilson, is that The Sims 5 could have more multiplier features. This includes a bigger focus on “social interactions and competition”.

So, The Sims 5 is in development, but when will it come out? Our estimation is that it will most likely release during the 2023 Holiday season. That is, November or December of 2023. Keep in mind that The Sims 4 is still earning a tremendous amount of money for EA, approximately $462 Million annually, according to Nielsen Super Data. This means that EA is definitely not in a rush to release The Sims 5, and they will give Maxis as much time as they need to develop the next Sims game. When it finally releases, we think that it will be available on all major platforms simultaneously, including Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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