It’s time to order the Rosetta Stone language-learning program for Simlish, because publisher Electronic Arts is planning to launch The Sims 4 next fall.
EA and developer The Sims Studio will release the life simulator for PC in autumn 2014. The game will include new creative tools and improved artificial intelligence for the virtual people that populate the world of The Sims. The title is available to preorder now on The Sims official website.
“The Sims franchise has the best fans in the world, and their passion and enthusiasm is at an all-time high,” The Sims Studio general manager Rachel Franklin said in a statement. “Those millions of voices will fuel our development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made. We can’t wait to see our fans reaction when The Sims 4 comes out in fall 2014.”
The Sims 4 is the latest entry in the long-running and very successful casual-gaming franchise. The games feature sandbox mechanics where players guide virual characters, called Sims, through their daily lives. Gamers can design their characters’ homes and help them pick careers and hobbies.
The Sims franchise is also well-known for offering several expansions packs for each game that expands the items and options available to the player. The Sims 4 will likely continue that money-making tradition for EA.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to write a letter to Rosetta Stone, which apparently doesn’t offer a Simlish version of its software. I’m sorry that I don’t buy “it’s not a real language” as an excuse.