How Much Will The Sims 5 Cost? Release Date, Next-Gen, Online features, expected price & More

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Anticipation for The Sims 5 is growing, with the Sims community eager to hear about the next instalment in the franchise.

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However, once the game is released, how much is it likely to cost? Keep reading to find out.


How Much Will It Cost?

EA has failed to provide any form of meaningful update on the status of The Sims 5 in a while.


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While we are unsure of what the Standard Edition will cost in comparison to Limited Editions of the game, most blockbuster titles that have released in 2020 are listed somewhere around the £50 mark.

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Though it is still unclear what goodies will be provided with limited-edition versions of the game, we will likely get an update soon.


Release Date

To be blunt, there's no chance we will see it arrive in 2020.

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However, the game is rumoured for an early 2021 release, so the game is already in development.

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It shouldn’t be too long until we get an official announcement from EA, and perhaps EA Play could give us our first glimpse at The Sims 5!


Will It Be On Next-Gen?

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X arriving in late 2020, we're expecting EA to be building a game for the next-gen consoles.

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However, EA has often stuck to the formula of releasing a new Sims game as a PC exclusive for the first few years.

But could an exception be made for this title considering the circumstances?

Hopefully, our questions will be answered soon.


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Will there be Online Multiplayer?

The feature fans have been waiting for all these years looks like it could finally arrive on The Sims 5.

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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.