The Sims 5 is rumoured for an early 2021 release date, but we are yet to receive any official confirmation.
Once the new game drops, the easiest way to get your hands on it (metaphorically, if not physically...) is through a digital download - keep reading to find out more.
Latest News – Star Wars-themed expansion pack announced!
While fans may have wanted to get a Sims 5 announcement at Gamescom, the unveiling of a brand new expansion pack for The Sims 4 is still a welcome one!
For when you can download, and for all the awesome details - head over here!
The Sims 5 Download
With The Sims 5 set for an early 2021 release, you can not download the game yet.
THE SIMS 5: EA is set to breathe new life into the much-loved life simulator
However, once the game is released, PC gamers we'll likely be able to download the full game through their Origin account.
If The Sims 5 follows the same formula as previous editions then PS4 and Xbox One owners will have to wait a little longer as a console edition would not arrive for a few years yet.
There has been no news of a demo for The Sims 5 as of yet, however, this will be the first version of the game that players will be able to download.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: The Sims 5 will likely have a free demo
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.
Of course, this demo would be completely free! We'll be sure to update this page with any download instructions as soon as a demo is live.
Online Multiplayer Wishlist
Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, has already hinted that The Sims 5 would have a heavier focus on social features – with any luck social will mean an online multiplayer mode!
The Sims community has been desperate for multiplayer ever since The Sims Online.
There’s so much potential for a multiplayer mode in The Sims 5 – head here to see what features we want to see!
2020 is a huge year for gaming as both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be launched.
Evidently, this is completely new ground so we're unable to predict when or how you'll be able to download The Sims 5 on the brand new consoles.
GENERATIONAL: Next-gen could revolutionise The Sims franchise
However, the arrival of next-gen consoles may well mean that EA opts to bring the new Sims game to consoles earlier than usual.
This could mean that both next-gen and current-gen console owners may well be able to download The Sims 5 earlier than we expect!