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.

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DarkOcelet1500d ago

Please do not support this game . It shows you how effin greedy EA really is and if you think that they will release the other half of the game for free then you are fooling yourselves . Maxis really needs to get out of there and make their own game . Free of this greedy company .

shloobmm31500d ago

People have to stop blaming these problems on EA. This is a Maxis problem, just like Sim City was a Maxis problem. Outside of Cd project red you will have a hard time finding a publisher has been as open to fans as EA has been the last few years.

Nekroo911500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

Of course its Maxis problem /s

They same way its Dice problem for rushing BF4 when they werent ready, the same way Crytek was forced to change Crysis in order to reach a bigger market, the same way Sim City launched with always online when the servers werent ready, Dragon age, Need for speed,etc

You realize i could write 1 page of how EA affected all these games righ?!

zerocrossing1500d ago

You can't be serious... Who do you think Maxis answers to? Or do you honestly think EA is just blindly letting Maxis do whatever they want with all that publishing money?

How many times does EA have screw people over before they'll stop supporting them?

DarkOcelet1500d ago

Oh really so they were the ones who wanted Sim City to be online only? You really need to stop defending EA unless you want get half a$$ed unfinished game with tons of bugs and 50$ or more dlc or premium or other things that should have been in the game.

annoyedgamer1500d ago

Ill add in a few more titles to the ones already listed. Bioware with Dragon age and Mass Effect. Danger close with Medal of Honor. Black Box and Criterion with Need for Speed.

Whats the common identity here? All owned by EA. EA is the problem.

Baka-akaB1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

I dunno what's the most ludicrous thing from your post ... or rather i do , the fact that you would dare lump EA and CD Project together , when they are clear anthesis and plar extremities when it comes to the way to release a game and support it .

Please i dont hate EA , buy some of their games , and will keep purchasing some of those , but you're being ridiculous

OrangePowerz1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

So it's a problem for the devs that work for EA that most of the games are broken? Sorry but that is complete and utter BS. BF4 was broken because EA rushed the game out so it could release before CoD.

EA as the publisher has the say in how games are made and when they have to release. You can't tell me it was the idea of Maxis to do the always online and EA had nothing to do with. EA owns the company and the company does what they get told by EA. Even if the fault would be with Maxis in this case EA would need to step in and tell them that this needs to be done differently or what not.

Also keep in mind that EA came up with the online pass, throwing microtransactions in all of their games and support X1 when they thought that it would require online check ins. It's the fault of EA no matter how you want to spin it and they showed over and over that they don't care about the quality of the games they release, that they are completely against second hand and ownership of the game by the customer and that they want to squeeze as much money out of their customers as possible.

TekoIie1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )


There's only so many times you can claim EA is blame free, and I'm gonna tell you right now that time was years before today.

They've had so many of their major studio's put out mediocre to downright broken games in recent years.

Battlefield 4: Plain and simple. The game did not work at launch and was only fixed to an acceptable state about 6 months after launch.

Sim City: Most users could not even get past the menu's. Even after the server issues were resolved the games mechanics were shown to be flawed in a way that forces you to play online.

There is a general consensus among fans that Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 3, Crysis 2&3 and Dragon Age 2 were all inferior when compared to previous entries.

And now we're onto Sims 4... So if you choose not to remember the past does it not exist?

pompombrum1500d ago

For the most part, shloombmm3 is correct about EA's openness. I've never known a company that is so motivated by greed as EA. I mean most publishers balance the desire for profit with the vision to create a good game. EA seem more like they mould their vision of the game around their hunger for money and have never been shy to admit it. I don't know if i'd consider it an open and honest approach or more like dipping their testicles in jam and sticking it in a nest of hungry ants.

Either way, if Sims 4 sales is as bad as Sim City, I can only hope their CEO realizes the dire need of change at EA where they can move forward and start creating quality games instead of all the disappointments.

nippletwister1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

No this isn't Maxis's problem, because Maxis doesn't exist, it's EA.
All the original talent that made up Maxis and defined that brand is gone and sacked, as happens with every developer bought by EA.
Everyone is replaced by EA designated drones, who don't have passion nor intelligence nor knowledge to continue the games that were thought out by the original talent, but merely copy them, crappier each time, for the money rather than for the gaming. Drones who can't possibly understand the soul and point and plan behind the games compared to the original talent that invented them and gave their heart into them.
To add upon that, EA is run by suits with economic degrees who were brought in from other industries that have nothing to do with gaming,
(see ex-CEO John Riccitiello).
People who apply economic theories and aggressive business practices that not only have no merit but destroy gaming, practices and philosophies that don't work in gaming, practices and philosophies that are ultimately forced upon developer brands.
And every dollar given to EA incentivizes worse and worse practices and encourages them to push the limits of greediness, deception and douchebaggery.
It was a well documented interview from EA once which gave an insight into how disgusting this company is, namely their official statement that innovation is too "risky" compared to making games based on movies or making copy pasta (the Interview in regards to their closing of Bullfrog mind you).
This is one of those economic theories that destroy gaming.

Hell, looking at the credits of Mass Effect games, you see 75% of the original staff gone and replaced by the time Mass Effect 3 came out, including the lead writer who INVENTED Mass Effect, which explains the massive degradation.


christian hour1500d ago

shloobmm3 you're insane... ...

Going off the track record for the slow decline in quality, heart and soul within the sims series over the years, not making a sims 5 would probably be the best decision EA has ever made for gamers. I cant even imagine what sort of mutilated bastard that game would turn out to be.

Vladplaya1500d ago

Are you fking kidding me? You must be the most naive child living under a rock with your head stuck in the ground.

Revengeance1500d ago

"Outside of Cd project red you will have a hard time finding a publisher has been as open to fans as EA has been the last few years."

I can't believe you had the audacity to even type this. So when SimCity became one of the worst launches in history and customer were calling the support line for problems and fixes to said problems, it wasn't EA's fault really? Then they had the nerve to threaten customers with bans for legitimate claims. Yeah they're sooo open to fans /s.

I can't believe you're defending their terrible practices.

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WeAreLegion1500d ago

If they were greedy, they would release better games. They would make more money that way.

jeromeface1500d ago

When a games business model is DLC, you simply release a new games so everyone has to buy the DLC again. The sims hasn't really evolved at all since 2. New releases are just an excuse to charge for the same dlc over and over and over again.

ScottyHoss1500d ago

Will not be missing this game. Rot in pieces, and good riddance.

gamernova1500d ago

I try to never buy from Ea. I know that more shady companies exist but in the realm of gaming, they're always the ones trying to impose strategies that screw the consumer.

shloobmm31500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

EA could always choose not to publish those games and they would never see the light of day. You really think EA went to Maxis and said hey for Sims 4 I want to get rid of half the features. What's too early for BF4? If it's based on the games bugs then the game still wouldn't be out yet hell majority of the bugs were carried over from bf3 and that's somehow an EA problem. Not everything is a conspiracy when it comes to publishers.

3-4-51500d ago

They will act like it's our fault for not buying the game and that " nobody wants a sims game"

They just don't want to make it the way we want them to.

The arrogance.

Back-to-Back1500d ago

Agreed. I personally wish they would remake The Sims Online 2.

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Perjoss1500d ago

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

Is that a promise?

CloudRap1500d ago

It will survive they will just make a police themed reskin and pretend the previous game never happened.

Baka-akaB1500d ago

And ? What's with this title ? A guilt trip and hostage situation ?

If it dies , it's on EA and the medias , not the fanbase

-Foxtrot1500d ago

"Guilt trip"

I was just about to say the same thing

It's like

"Shit, they have caught on to our money grabbing plans, lets tell them they'll have to buy Sims 4 to get Sims 5"

pompombrum1500d ago

Must be an EA higher up in disguise..only EA are deluded enough to blame their fans for their own blatant shortcomings.

Baka-akaB1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

And this a perfect example of why i have issues with almost all gaming medias , instead of looking out for gamers and being useful to them , even without being militant like some request since the Gamergate stuff , they'd rather spend time defending devs and publishers against our interest .

It's always crap out of the blue like "Why it's ok to get screwed over a decision from MS , sony or Nintendo" , "Why you should be ok with dlcs" , "why you whine too much" , "Why you should go to hell for not supporting that game our editors loved but you thought was crap" , "why it's ok for a game to bear no ressemblance at all to a franchise it borrows , you should shut up and be happy for oblivious newcomers " etc etc ...

LogicLee1500d ago

Read Hardcore Gamer's review of the Sims 4 if you think this article is defending EA or Maxis.

Baka-akaB1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

Sorry but i have a policy since the beginning . Clickbait title ? i dont bother reading and might stick to the comment section if anything .

I wont blame myself if the content doesnt seem to match the rest for the sake of hits .

But glad to see it's not about defending EA

LogicLee1500d ago

Hardly on the "medias." Honest reviewers gave the game the score it deserved. Bad games shouldn't exist just because fans want the series to continue.

Baka-akaB1500d ago

Well big sites , the one with the biggest pull , arent usually honest . And they are likely , bare the occasional surprise , to give it a thumbs up .

So it's at least partially on those , when they are so complacent and ads segments

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FsterThnFTL1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

I hope so. I prefer they keep make Sim City games instead.

Benoski1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

If EA kills The Sims, then it'll be their own fault. They took out key features from both 2 and 3 and dumbed down others. It's no wonder why fans are hating this game.

Honestly, I don't care for the series anymore.

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