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When is Sims 5 coming out? Possible release date, cross-platform, more

Published: 25/Sep/2020 18:04 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 18:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Electronic Arts’ The Sims series has been a huge success since its launch all the way back in 2000, and with four mainline games under its belt, fans are asking – when’s 5 coming out?

On February 4, 2020, The Sims celebrated 20 long years of hooking fans with its gripping life simulation gameplay. In this time, there have been countless spin-off titles, four core games, and a plethora of different expansion packs that open up the series’ ever-growing world.

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TS4 released six years ago in 2014, making it prime time to be thinking about coming out with a new installment. Here’s everything we know about the future of the series so far.

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It’s been six years since The Sims 4 released.

The Sims 5 is in development

During EA’s Q3 FY20 earnings call on January 30, 2020, CEO Andrew Wilson seemed to confirm that 5 is indeed in development, though it looks as though it’s just in the conceptual, pre-production stages right now.

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Interestingly, he also appeared to hint at the next installment allowing online and cross-platform play, as well as cloud saves. This could mean that fans might be able to transfer saves from, say, PC, and then download them onto another console to play there, and vice versa.

“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 – like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many years ago – will start to become part of the ongoing The Sims experience in the years to come,” he said.

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The Sims 5 could be online.

What platforms will The Sims 5 be on?

The idea of “a new generation across platforms” also sparks theory about what systems The Sims 5 could land on. While PC is obviously a given seeing as that’s where the series was born, it makes for an interesting thought about consoles.

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Said “new generation” of consoles currently consists of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, so it’s probable that the game could eventually make its way to those, much like TS4 did when it released on PS4 and XB1.

It’s unclear what Nintendo has in store for next-gen, though if rumors of a Switch Pro model are true, fans could be controlling Sims on there in the future too – but who knows?

the sims 4 ps4 box artTS4 came to console in 2017.

The Sims 5 release date

At this time, there’s no official word on a release date or window, especially since the project seems to have just entered pre-production and hasn’t started the proper stages of development yet.

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There were four years between the original game and 2, five years between 2 and 3, and five between 3 and 4. If the same pattern was followed, 5 would probably have released in either 2018 or 2019 – which it obviously didn’t.

If you think back to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, they both had lifespans of roughly seven years. Both next-gen successors to the consoles are set to release in November 2020. If the previous games took four to five years to make, creating them for the new systems could mean that it’ll possibly release in 2023 or 2024, though this is just pure speculation. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see TS5 release as soon as 2021.

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5 isn’t releasing any time soon, so you’ll have to stick with 4 for now.

In October 2019, it was reported that the series had reached a whopping $5 billion in lifetime revenue, with 4 pulling in $1 billion of that alone.

Whatever the case, it’s certain that whenever The Sims 5 releases, it’s bound to be a smash hit with fans and supporters of the franchise – and a massive money maker for EA.

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How to claim free Genshin Impact Primogems: Promo codes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:34

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact is home to loads of colorful characters, but you’ll need to spend a lot of Primogems if you wish to increase your chances of obtaining the game’s elusive five-star units. Fortunately, there is an easy way to grab a lot of Primogems without breaking the bank. 

MiHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact allows players to explore every inch of its vast open-world completely free of charge. In fact, you can get through the entirety of the game’s current content without spending a penny. However, if you wish to increase your roster of characters and gain access to some incredibly powerful weapons, then you’ll need to score yourself a lot of Primogems. 

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These twinkling gems are used to purchase the game’s Acquaint Fates and Intertwined Fates, which are then used to Perform Wishes (Gacha). Primogems are also used to refill the game’s energy/stamina system (Original Resin), making them vital to both acquiring new characters and farming the game’s deadly dungeons. While you’ll naturally get this in-game currency as you progress through the game, there is an even easier way to add more Primogems to your account. 

How to redeem Genshin Impact promo codes

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Claiming your free Primogems only take a couple of minutes.

One way to add Primogems to your Genshin Impact account is to redeem promo codes. These codes not only net you a decent number of Primogems, they also give you access to a number of useful items that will make your adventure through the world of Teyvat much smoother. 

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In order to claim these codes, you’ll first need to level your account up to Adventure Rank 10. You can do this fairly quickly by doing main/side quests, exploring the map, opening chests, and doing your daily commissions. Once you’ve reached Adventure Rank 10, simply head on over to the official Genshin Impact website

Before you enter the region-specific codes below, make sure you’ve done the following:

  1. Reached Adventure Rank 10
  2. Signed into the official Genshin Impact Website
  3. Selected the server you play on
  4. Entered your character nickname (in-game name) 

As soon as you’ve done the above, you should be able to enter the following code:

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EU

  • GENSHIN1006U

NA

  • GENSHIN1006A

SEA

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  • GENSHIN1006S

Once the code has been activated, head back over to your game. If done correctly, you should receive an in-game notification. Simply click on the mail icon from the pause menu to claim your rewards. The above codes will reward your account with 30 Primogems and 5x Adventure EXP that you can use to level up any characters. Not bad for a few minutes of work!


We’ll be updating this post whenever miHoYo’s adds any new promo codes to the game, so make sure you come back here for further Genshin Impact news and content updates.

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