Is EA and its Maxis studio learning a lesson from SimCity? We think so. Today Electronic Arts announced The Sims 4 will be coming to the PC and Mac sometime in 2014. The company also confirmed to IGN that the game will not require an internet connection in order to play, or more precisely, that it will have a single-player offline play.
“The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world,” EA wrote in a press release announcing the game this morning. “Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.”
EA did not say whether it would require users to have its Origin client installed in order to play though. Likely the game will require an Origin install. EA promises to release more information on The Sims 4 later today, and you can expect to hear more about the game later this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.