The Sims is an amazingly long-lasting series of games. The newest game in the legendary franchise is The Sims 4. This new title seeks to refine the core gameplay of simulating life and all of its minutia, with plenty of crazy stuff going on as well. Players in previous versions of the game and expansions have gone on treasure hunts, built their dream homes, become mad scientists and vampires, and that’s just a normal Tuesday in Simlandia.
And it all looks like Electronic Arts have made quite the impression on gamers. The game was first released in 2014 on PC before it was ported to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2017. Within the most recent earnings call this week, EA revealed some interesting details about its life sim games. As of now, The Sims 4 has garnered 20 million unique players worldwide.
The sequel for the franchise offered new graphical styles, more features, new assets, and a larger simulation with more Sims. It’s this setup combined with a massive deluge of new expansions and “Stuff Packs” that kept players coming back. The most recent outing for the nearly perennial DLC for The Sims 4 was a trip to University. Discover University arrived for PC versions of the game back in November 2019. This new expansion pack offered a new experience, with the broke student life being front and center.
Looking at other areas of Electronic Arts, the publisher has grown pretty well over the last year. The digital net bookings reached $4.128 billion for the company, that’s an increase of 15% over the previous period. It seems like EA will be looking to build on that success in the future, going into 2020 and beyond. Even though details are scarce, we can expect more expansion packs for the newest game.
Fans are hoping for updated versions of previous expansions. So there’s pets, magical races and education, globetrotting and more that could all be used for The Sims 4.