The Sims 5 was introduced today at the Behind The Sims Summit Stream by Electronic Arts and Maxis, albeit the developers are not using that name. The Sims was rumored to be getting an official announcement in October, and it appears that time has come.
The developer has recommitted themselves to The Sims’ promising future by giving the next generation game a name that evokes ideas rebirth: Project Rene.
The game, which is currently in its very early stages of development, has a working title “Project Rene.” This name was chosen to be reminiscent of words like renaissance and rebirth to represent the team’s renewed commitment for The Sims’ bright future. Project Rene will fundamentally evolve how Sims think and behave, how players create and customize their worlds, and innovate in entirely new ways.
To start, we are experimenting with creative tools, a key part of The Sims’ DNA, and taking a look at what has worked before and how we can offer more flexibility to help with building and decorating in-game.
With Project Rene, players will have the choice to play solo or collaborate with others, and will have the ability to play their game across supported devices.
Behind The Sims Summit Stream also provided an early glimpse at Project Rene’s development, which is sure to be exciting for Sims creators. Altering the size of an object is simply one of the many possibilities; you may also play with the color, pattern, and shape of the thing. In the short video, cutting-edge positioning tools were also demonstrated. You can now change the orientation, title, and position of the cushions without resorting to the game-breaking exploits that plagued The Sims 4.
It is unclear how EA and Maxis will implement the option for Simmers to play solo or cooperate with others across compatible platforms in The Sims 5. It appears that you can access in-game building materials from your mobile device, and the changes will be reflected in the game on all linked devices.