Enthusiasts of The Sims series may soon have the opportunity to enjoy the game with their friends. Despite being a classic PC game, The Sims has lacked a multiplayer option since its inception, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next edition, expected to release next year as the franchise’s fourth installment.
Lyndsay Pearson, the Vice President of Franchise Creative for The Sims 4, recently discussed the upcoming game on the Radio Times podcast, shedding light on what players can anticipate. Pearson expressed the team’s desire to introduce multiplayer, clarifying that it won’t be the conventional “jump into a world full of strangers” experience. Instead, the focus is on providing players with the flexibility to engage in collaborative play with their friends.
Pearson elaborated, stating, “There’s a lot of different flavours that could take, so we’re exploring a lot of different spaces there. Because playing together can look like so many different things, right?” She mentioned the diverse possibilities of multiplayer experiences, from trivia games to fighting games and racing games. The essence of multiplayer in The Sims lies in the unique context of guiding little characters through their lives and adventures.
She emphasized the importance of creating an experience that captures the essence of The Sims while allowing players to enjoy the chaos, fun, and positivity of playing together. Fans eagerly shared their reactions on social media, with some expressing surprise that multiplayer had not been introduced earlier, while others hailed the potential for this addition to elevate the gaming experience. Overall, the response was overwhelmingly positive, with players excited about the prospect of collaborative gameplay in The Sims.