The Sims 5 cloud integration could come to life, says YouTuber
What will The Sims 5 look like when it comes out? The game of life is still a long way off, but speculation is already rife about how a sequel to 2014’s Sims 4 could change the way we create Sims and slowly but surely ruin their little virtual lives. A Sims fan and YouTuber has already discussed how cloud gaming could be integrated into the game after previous comments from EA, with the potential for subscription models as well.
The Sims 5 Project Rene reviews are live for some now, but that’s pre-alpha and probably not indicative of what we’ll get with the full The Sims 5 release date all along the line. It’s also worth noting that what we’re about to lay before you doesn’t confirm anything about The Sims 5, but there are old official statements that might show us what to expect when it releases.
As Sims YouTuber Simmer Erin points out in the video below, EA CEO Andrew Wilson previously talked about cloud gaming possibilities for The Sims series during a financial call starting in 2020. These include plans for the next generation of Sims” across all platforms in a cloud-based world.
“We definitely see interactive entertainment moving to a place of streaming and being in a place where cross-platform play becomes a priority,” adds Laura Miele, COO of EA, in an interview with The Washington Post as of 2020. “I certainly perceive The Sims to be incredibly accessible, very global.”
This is somewhat supported by our Rene’s interview in The Sims 5 project starting this month, when we asked if the tried-and-true method of expansion packs will carry over into The Sims 5, with franchise VP of Creation Lyndsay Pearson saying:
“This idea of a foundation with content add-ons is something that has always worked for us. And we’ll definitely be looking at ways to continue to make it work for us. But it’s still pretty early in our exploration. So I would say we haven’t ruled out a lot of things, but we haven’t made our final choices yet either.
We dive even deeper into The Sims 5 in our interview, so be sure to check it out. Simmer Erin’s video also explains whether or not The Sims 5 will include some form of subscription model. While that seems less likely at this point than deep cloud integration, it’s worth making the case for subscriptions that pay for a steady stream of content packs and updates.
Whichever way you look at it, there’s plenty to show that The Sims 5 will radically iterate on what’s come before, and cloud gaming integration seems like a pretty clear way to do that. Subscriptions are folded? The jury is still out on that one.
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