Sims 4 developer, EA Games confirmed that there are no plans to port the game on current generation gaming consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, therefore it shall remain a PC game.
Rumors have been circulating since last year that ongoing efforts are being exerted to port the game to consoles but there were some technical glitches that had to be ironed out. Lyndsay Pearson of Electronic Arts said in a tweet though to ignore the rumors because it is not going to happen, which leads speculators to confirm that due to these technical glitches, EA might have indeed abandoned their efforts.
Critics believe that the dismissal came a bit late, and as rumors have been circulating for a year already, EA could have quashed and debunked the speculations if the intention was indeed to make a clarification.
According to Master Herald, there may be two reasons for EA?s decision to abandon porting the came to the current generation gaming consoles. First one is that EA is waiting for the release of the next generation gaming consoles in Xbox Two and PlayStation 5, which would not be released until 2018 or later.
Focused on??The Sims 5?
The second reason is that the game publisher and its counterpart game developer Maxxis are focusing more on ?The Sims 5? instead of figuring out the kinks of how to port the game to current consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
On the other hand, ?The Sims 4? has just released ?The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack? that is now bringing new dining out experiences for Sims players. This new expansion pack allows Sims to own a restaurant, customize it to their liking and experiment with food. EA has also released a free update, which expands Create A Sim mode with new gender customization options. This update actually allows players to create Sims with whatever physique, walk style, tone of voice, clothing and appearance they want. Not only that, it has also adapted to the times with no limits to gender, allowing same-sex relationships.