‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Fifth Installment Still Under Evaluation

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 28, 2016 03:11 PM EDT

Apparently any hope of seeing “The Sims 5” still hinges on how “The Sims 4” is able to recover from its lackluster debut. It is a known fact that the fourth installment didn’t perform that well and now the game developers are hoping to cover up that debacle with additional content.

“City Living” is due out next month though this add-on will be a paid expansion. Looking ahead, it would not be surprising to find EA releasing additional add-ons as they try their best to appease disappointed "The Sims 4" gamers.

There is telling how that will pan out with a lot depending on how good the add-ons for “The Sims 4”. So where does this leave “The Sims 5”?

Right now, the obvious is that EA wants to at least prep gaming interest before deciding on “The Sims 5”, Cinema Blend reported. From a business sense, the easy way to put it finding out if gamers would still be interested in another installment.

Based on the murmurs right now, there are some who are looking forward to “The Sims 5”. However, the interest is divided. Are they looking for a new game because “The Sims 4” bombed out or for the sake of wanting the intellectual property to carry on?

“The Sims 4” producer Grant Rodiek is keeping a close watch on what is going around with the IP and may use that as a gauge on whether a fifth installment makes sense (or not), Neurogadget reported. But the longer he waits, the more that competitors are gaining since there are some trying to ramp up their places in the gaming world as well.

Understandably, EA is in quite a predicament following "The Sims 4". They are walking a thin wire to see if consumers do want to see “The Sims 5”.

“The Sims 4” may have bombed but there is no question that Rodiek and his group can more than make up for it with a sequel. The apprehension is likely tied up to the development cost of “The Sims 5” as well as the feasibility of covering up losses caused by “The Sims 4”.

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