22 Jul 2021 1:59 PM +00:00

Will The Sims 5 Be Revealed at EA Play Live Today?

Today is finally the day, EA Play Live 2021 is this afternoon, and we're excited to hopefully see the reveal of The Sims 5.

Now, we don't know for sure that it's coming, but we don't know much about the show officially. If anything, we know more about what WON'T show up than what WILL.

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REVEAL: Is today the day?

It's certain that EA Sports' titles will make an appearance - the likes of FIFA 22 and Madden 22 - as will the likes of Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends, but that is it for confirmed showcases.

Sims 5 Reveal at EA Play Live

The developers of Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Star Wars have all confirmed that they won't show anything off at EA Play Live, which leaves few possibilities beyond The Sims 5.

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EA will want to please their non-sports and non-racing game fans, and simple updates on Apex Legends Season 10 and Battlefield 2042 will not be enough. There needs to be some surprises.

The rumoured Dead Space Remake is one such surprise, but there needs to be more. The Sims 5 is that perfect surprise, and it's also the perfect time for it.

As we have said before, it has been 8 years since the release of The Sims 4, so it's been long enough.

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Yes, The Sims 4 is still going strong, with the Cottage Living expansion out today, but EA and Maxis could capitalise on that popularity. The reveal of The Sims 5 may even bring more people to The Sims 4 and its new expansion out of pure excitement.

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No matter what form the reveal takes, whether it's just a simple trailer or a deep dive into new features or a potential multiplayer mode, fans will leave happy.

Fingers crossed for the reveal of The Sims 5 at EA Play Live today. We think the time is right for it.

How to Watch EA Play Live

Once it begins at 6pm BST/1pm ET, you'll be able to watch EA Play Live via the stream link below

You can watch the showcase right here:

You can also set a reminder now so that you don't miss it.