If Sims 4 Doesn’t Sell, There Won’t Be A Sims 5

With Sims 4’s launch only days behind us, the Sims forums have been flooded with all sorts of questions, complaints, troubleshooting tips and, in some cases, affectionate adoration for the developers. And it’s hardly surprising, what with the games impressive additions striving against a veritable truckload of oversights. What is surprising, though, is just how quickly fans are willing to offer up their demands for the next installment.

A fairly new Sims forum member, averee90, formulated a 13-piece request for Sims 5 and shared it with the available SimGuru, Grant Rodiek (producer on Sims 4 and Maxis employee since 2005). Highlights from averee90’s list include:

  • Varying heights in all age groups.
  • Realistic transportation.
  • More than 8 careers.
  • Swimming pools.
  • A family tree.

While reasonable requests (if a tad unseasonable), they’re hardly worth a sequel. It’s safe to assume that a majority of Maxis’ omissions will be rectified by way of content patches and DLC (something we’ve grown familiar with over the past few iterations). However, it’s SimGuruGrant’s response to averee90’s list of desires that’s most noteworthy. “We’re not working on Sims 5. We’re not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.”

Although the tone of the reply is concerning, it’s unlikely that Sims 4 won’t be a success. Technical issues aside, the games only crucial drawback is a lack of content. That’s something that can — and very likely will — be fixed in the near future. For more information about The Sims 4, check out our review.