Game News The Sims 5: Mobile Support Is Scaring Fans!
Published on 10/19/2022 at 13:00
After months of teasing and rumors, EA has announced a dedicated Sims event called Behind The Sims Summit. An extremely anticipated presentation, because everything indicated that an announcement of The Sims 5 would be made alongside the transition to free-to-play of The Sims 4.
Project Rene: the first images of The Sims 5 revealed!
The Behind The Sims Summit was pretty sparse in announcements, but the next Sims game did indeed show up. It’s not called The Sims 5 yet, but Project Rene, and already promises us a lot despite the fact that the development is not very advanced according to Lyndsay Pearson, the Vice President of Creative Franchise of The Sims. This new game is made by the Sims 4 team in close collaboration with the Sims Mobile team. And it is not for nothing nor to artificially increase the number of people who work.
This collaboration aims to implement technology capable of changing the behavior of Sims, the number of customization options, and review the way we share creations. The goal is therefore to create a sharing space that goes from the PC to the consoles, via mobile and touch tablets, and which allows players to create together and in real time on several supports. We are promised that we will be able to change the color and pattern of objects as in The Sims 3, but also of edit specific items of an object and change the vertical angle.
The Sims 5 on PC, consoles and mobile: players worried
An openness to cross-platforms that promises great freedom and even more interaction with other players, but who igreatly worries PC gamers ! For a number of them, if The Sims 5 supports both PC and mobile, the rendering quality will be based on that of the least advanced version: mobile.
If it’s going to support both PC and mobile, you know it’s going to be essentially a mobile game, one gamer wrote.
PC-Mobile crossplay is a HUGE red flag. This means that the game will be designed to be playable on both platforms, which limits its graphical and gameplay potential. Just look at all the downgrades that happened with FIFA (also an EA franchise, let me remind you) when it went cross-platform, says another.
It’s bad enough that they have to limit (the graphical potential) of The Sims 4 to account for consoles, imagine having to limit themselves to something that’s playable on a phone. can we also read.
Some players tried to reassure other participants in the conversation on Reddit by indicating that crossover gameplay might be limited to certain features, reducing the overall impact on the PC version and console versions. For the moment, these concerns are not only hypotheses, EA not having yet detailed the operation of the cross-platforms of this Project Rene. We will have to be patient, the Sims 5 having no release window at the moment.