'The Sims 5' rumors: 'Sims 4' no longer coming to console? Sequel game rumors

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The long rumored Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4) version of “The Sims 4” may no longer be coming, at least according to the latest round of reports in the rumor mill. Instead, rumor has it that game developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) would be releasing a new sequel, “The Sims 5,” as a game specifically made for the console with the PC getting a port this time.

In the past few months, there had been rumors that the best-selling PC simulator game from EA, “The Sims 4,” would be having a port to the Xbox One as well as for the PS4. However, official word about it never came. Even when the time for the prestigious Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 2016 event came, EA did not include an announcement for the long rumored console version of the game.

According to the latest reports, there might be a chance that the game developers and the publisher would instead bring the franchise to the consoles with a sequel game instead of making the current game a port to the consoles. Dubbed as of now as “The Sims 5,” this new game is said to be on its way to be developed mainly for consoles there is even word that it would instead be released as one of the games tailor-made for the new console versions from Microsoft and Sony, the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio as well as the upcoming PlayStation 4 Neo.

Some new features that can be expected from the game, seeing the growing trend of it, include additional support for a virtual reality (VR) mode. This would be made possible through a VR headset, which both the Xbox One and PS4 systems have the Oculus Rift and the upcoming PlayStation VR, respectively.

Since the game is rumored to be coming for the new console version, support for a 4K Ultra HD gaming is highly expected, too.