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09 Sep 2020

Will The Sims 5 be on Xbox Series X? Xbox Release Date Confirmed, Price, Rumours, Trailer, Latest News & more

Will The Sims 5 be on Xbox Series X? Xbox Release Date
Confirmed, Price, Rumours, Trailer, Latest News & more

We take a closer looks at how the iconic life sim title could look on Microsoft's next-gen console.

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Latest News – Xbox Series X Release Date REVEALED

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The Sims 5 Xbox Series X

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What does Next Gen mean for the game?

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Fan-made trailer

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Xbox Series X Download

The Sims 5 is rumoured to arrive in early 2021, meaning that the new game will arrive in a new era of gaming!

Below we've outlined exactly what to expect from the new life-sim on the Xbox Series X.

Latest News – Xbox Series X Release Date REVEALED

That's right, Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) will be arriving on 10 November 2020!

Head here to find out more details, including how much the new consoles will cost.

The Sims 5 Xbox Series X

The question is, will the game come to Xbox Series X? Well, at this point we'll have to make a few predictions as there is no official confirmation as of yet.

Despite having no fixed date, The Sims 5 looks set to release in early 2021.

The Sims 5 Xbox Series X

I DO (LOOK FORWARD TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT): The Sims 5 is still yet to be confirmed for Xbox Series X

In the past, EA has appeared to have a formula of releasing a new Sims game as a PC exclusive for the first few years. But don't rule anything out just yet!

The date itself, as you may have noticed, is after the release date of the Xbox Series X, so there could be something in the works!

What does Next Gen mean for the game?

Xbox Series X has some pretty serious power and put simply, may be able to accommodate some large increases in graphics.

Developers across the board could be looking for a chance to utilise the Xbox Series X to its full potential - at least, we hope they will be!

The good news is that EA actually confirmed that The Sims 5 will be rendered with better graphics than ever.

But what would better graphics look like with The Sims 5 Xbox Series X?

For anyone who's played the game, they'll know that graphics are more on the 'animated' side. The game itself has its own signature style and isn't openly trying to recreate real-life - much like Minecraft and Lego Star Wars...

The Sims 5 Xbox Series X

I'LL TAKE THE 'SUBSTANTIAL GRAPHICS UPGRADE' PLEASE: An excellent choice, and one we're hoping to see in the next instalment

Well, if they utilise the upcoming Xbox Series X's feature called Ray Tracing, we could see some changes to how the game looks.

Ray tracing essentially concerns itself with lighting in games. Basically - when it's on, it simulates much more realistic looking lighting.

Even though this could seem non-essential with the style of the game, using this feature in The Sims 5 would be a great move from Xbox.

Interiors, exteriors, houses, people and more would all come alive in a way previously unseen.

Fan-made trailer

With all the excitement behind what The Sims 5 could look like on release, some fans were understandably dying to see their ideas come to life.

None apparently more so than YouTuber OriginZ, who posted an amazing fanmade trailer for The Sims 5.

Could this give us a glimpse at what could be? We'll let you decide!

For everything you need to know and more on The Sims 5, be sure to check back in with us!

Xbox Series X Download

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 console.

The Sims 5 Xbox Series X

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 the usual wait post PC release!