The Sims 5 Expansion Packs: Likely DLC, Development Update, Release date, Sims 4 & More

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Over the years, The Sims games have seen a number of different expansions, many with recurring themes.

With that in mind, there is a list of the most likely expansion packs that we are going to receive with the Sims 5.

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The only problem is... we don't know when it will arrive!

Expansion Packs

For years now, Simmers have been asking for more fun and engaging activities to do in expansions.

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Well, based on how well certain expansions have done in the past in comparison to others, we can assume that some of the successful ones will make it in some form!

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Based on their popularity, the list of expansions most likely to be in the upcoming instalment is:

  • Pets
  • Seasons
  • Cities & Apartments
  • University
  • Dynamic Careers
  • Businesses & Restaurants
  • Celebrities
  • Vacations & Tropical Islands
  • Magic & Supernatural
  • Hobbies & Clubs

Of course there will be hordes of brand new expansions once the game releases, but we have no idea when this will be!

However, if you're looking for the best ranked DLC for The Sims 4, you're also in luck!

Best Sims 4 Expansion Packs

There are now nine expansion packs on the market, after the release of the most recent Eco Lifestyle DLC, but which one is the best?

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL: Here we have ranked the Sims 4's biggest expansions

EA has continued to add flair and excitement to The Sims 4 in the form of expansion packs, so here's our verdict on the matter:

  1. Discover University
  2. Eco Lifestyle
  3. Cats and Dogs
  4. Get to Work
  5. Get Together
  6. Island Living
  7. Get Famous
  8. City Living
  9. Seasons

In the Sims 4 Expansion Packs article, we also deliver our rating on each expansion pack, after listing out all of the pros and cons.

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Sims 5 Development Update

There has been no major announcement made on the development progress of The Sims 5, but EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson has made some comments in recent months.

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In CNN’s interview with Wilson, he explained that:

“As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation across platforms and a cloud-enabled world, you should imagine that while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement motivation, that this notion of social interaction and competition… will start to become part of the ongoing The Sims experience in the years to come.”

What this hard-to-digest quote actually tells us is that The Sims 5 is being developed to facilitate technologies that are sure to have a big place in the future of gaming

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