The Sims 5 Beta: Origin sign-up, new features, demo & more

The upcoming game looks set to be packed with new features, and the beta will give us our first glimpse!

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos
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The Sims 5 looks to be set for a 2021 release date, meaning an announcement could arrive soon.

A beta gives gamers their first taste of the game – below we’ve outlined everything we know so far about the beta for the new Sims game.


The Sims 5 Beta

With The Sims 5 set for an early 2021 release, there’s yet to be an official announcement for the game.

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THE SIMS 5: EA is set to breathe new life into the much-loved life simulator.

Therefore, as you’d expect, there has been no news on the beta yet.

READ MORE: Will The Sims 5 be available on next-gen?

However, it is likely that PC gamers will be able to play an early version of the game before release, using the Origin’s Beta Programme – you can sign up to the programme here.

But what features can we expect to be on display as part of The Sims 5 beta?

New Features

There will be a few new features for EA to show off in a Sims 5 beta.

We know that The Sims 5 will be kitted out with better graphics than ever, and with much more customisation options to boot.

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EARLY REVEAL: The Beta will give us our first experience with the new features

Alongside this will be a bucket load of new features, which has been rumoured to include better vehicles and full neighbourhood customisation.

Online multiplayer

That’s right, the feature fans have been waiting for all these years looks like it could finally arrive on The Sims 5.

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MULTIPLAYER MADNESS: New online features could really enhance gameplay.

In an interview with Forbes, EA’s Andrew Wilson revealed that the “notion of social interactions and competition like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many many years ago […] will start to become a part of The Sims experience in the years to come”.

This means it is looking very likely that online multiplayer will arrive in The Sims 5.

Head here to find out what The Sims online gameplay could be like.

We’d likely get our first look at these amazing new features in the beta.

Console Beta?

The Sims has stuck to the formula of releasing their games on consoles a few years after the initial PC release.

Therefore, any PS4, Xbox One or next-gen beta may come later than the PC beta. But with the arrival of next-gen consoles, who knows what EA has planned!

To read more about The Sims 5, including release date, online multiplayer, plot details and more, head here.

Phil Pangalos

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