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  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 5,524 Member
    I would assume it will arrive late in the year, in time for the silly season, when people like to spend money on gifts.
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  • Orchid13Orchid13 Posts: 8,823 Member
    We always get one EP. It will probably be by December or November
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  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 25,522 Member
    12JEREMIA wrote: »
    jackjack_k wrote: »
    Might be the last TS4 EP. Maybe.

    We’re half way through minimum according to SimGuruGrant.

    Keep dreaming!
    Err..!! He gotta stop announcing something else randomly! He needs to announce something else in expansion packs! Like either seasons or something else! I don't like how things happened by Grant!

    They are not allowed to no matter how bad they'd like to share - they would be fired.
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  • 12JEREMIA12JEREMIA Posts: 1,469 Member
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    12JEREMIA wrote: »
    jackjack_k wrote: »
    Might be the last TS4 EP. Maybe.

    We’re half way through minimum according to SimGuruGrant.

    Keep dreaming!
    Err..!! He gotta stop announcing something else randomly! He needs to announce something else in expansion packs! Like either seasons or something else! I don't like how things happened by Grant!

    They are not allowed to no matter how bad they'd like to share - they would be fired.
    I know but, I felt like being upset and angry, and now that's the way I am! Now I got that out of my system and I won't be upset and they do the right thing with The Sims 4. Why is that darn Sims 4 being the modern version?!?!
  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 25,522 Member
    Because they can't make the same game over - so it has to be different enough from previous versions. Just the rules they have to live by I suppose.

    Everybody has rules they have to go by whether or not we agree with them - it's the way it is.
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  • DevilNDisguiseDevilNDisguise Posts: 1,680 Member
    I’ve no doubt that we’ll be getting an EP this year; we typically get at least one per year.
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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 78,632 Member
    aero2491 wrote: »
    We have 3 more quartetly teasers this year I think so there's hope for those of you looking for an ep.

    Yes and probably in November.
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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 78,632 Member
    Dannydanbo wrote: »
    I think we will get 2. Doesn't that seem to be the norm lately?

    So far, we've only gotten one EP per year.

    Using this post to reply to EFonty because their's disappeared.

    I expect 1 ep this year but hopefully they'll up the Gamepacks to 3.
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  • jackjack_kjackjack_k Posts: 8,247 Member
    I have been away from the TS4 community for a while as I put my energy into 'UK related topics' elsewhere on the Internet. I see similarities between different communities. This place in comparisen no longer concerns me compared to those who support a certain bearded gentleman.

    However I must stress that if TS4 is 'only halfway there' then TS4 must be as half baked as ever! I mean it is not like TS3 was only half done in 2013 :no_mouth:

    That makes no sense, and you know it.

    If they know they have double, or triple, the lifespan, they aren’t going to throw EP’s out every 3 months.

    They clearly aren’t in a rush to move onto a more profitable project ;)
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  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 28,172 Member
    edited January 7
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p
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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 78,632 Member
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Nope it isn't the last one.
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  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 12,905 Member
    I don't think we're even half way through S4 yet.
  • Lomelindi7Lomelindi7 Posts: 1,196 Member
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    You may want to clean your crystal ball ;) It will definitely not be the final EP, not will the game end this year.

    I’m sure we will get an EP around November but I’ll hold out hope for 3GPs this year as that would certainly liven the game up for me
  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 25,522 Member
    edited January 7
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.
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  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 12,905 Member
    Well said.
  • ohmyohmyohmyohmy Posts: 480 Member
    yeah i think we'll get one in nov.


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  • CynnaCynna Posts: 1,083 Member
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.

    This post has finally made it very clear to me why the PC version of this game has been so simplified and lacking in depth.

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  • mctsimmermctsimmer Posts: 168 Member
    I'm hoping for two this year: seasons and supernatural
  • drake_mccartydrake_mccarty Posts: 4,640 Member
    edited January 9
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.

    While I agree the game isn’t ending this year, you are kind of looking at TS4’s rerelease on console as a reset to the hourglass. The game is still 3 years old, and rereleasing the same content a second time doesn’t change that. I also don’t think console Sims 4 will be a smash hit like PC. The DLC is way over priced. To be completely honest, I highly doubt anyone bought a console just to play The Sims 4. If that kind of money was available it would make way more sense to buy a decent PC and grab the game and way more DLC; most of which goes on sale constantly.

    The mobile game isn’t Sims 4. I remember Maxis making that clear awhile ago, they said it’s completely independent of the PC game. They reuse select content, but it’s not geared toward being Sims 4 in any way.
  • ErpeErpe Posts: 5,762 Member
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.

    While I agree the game isn’t ending this year, you are kind of looking at TS4’s rerelease on console as a reset to the hourglass. The game is still 3 years old, and rereleasing the same content a second time doesn’t change that. I also don’t think console Sims 4 will be a smash hit like PC. The DLC is way over priced. To be completely honest, I highly doubt anyone bought a console just to play The Sims 4. If that kind of money was available it would make way more sense to buy a decent PC and grab the game and way more DLC; most of which goes on sale constantly.

    The mobile game isn’t Sims 4. I remember Maxis making that clear awhile ago, they said it’s completely independent of the PC game. They reuse select content, but it’s not geared toward being Sims 4 in any way.
    TS4 for consoles was released only a couple of months ago and it already has 1 EP, 1 GP and 4 SPs. So EA is re-releasing PC expansions for the console version very fast. This also strongly indicates 2 things:
    1. The new technic makes it very fast and easy for EA to transfer the earlier PC expansions to the console version.
    2. EA wants the console version to catch up with the PC version as fast as possible such that EA can stop both versions soon and at the same time (most likely in 2019).
  • SheriSim57SheriSim57 Posts: 2,560 Member
    I love the game packs, but the reason I wish there would be two EP’s a year is because they bring bigger worlds. I think it would be nice it they added at least one world pack per year. It doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to create.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 28,172 Member
    edited January 9
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.

    Why would they end it now? They aren't are they? I said my crystal ball is fuzzy, but I predict it does end in 2018 and may even get lucky for one more pack early in 2019, but c'mon, it's not TS3, they have to pull the plug sooner or later. And why not this year? If they release an Adventure pack (vacation) and a weather pack no sense in trying to add cars, or colleges, college can be handled over a pc in the home these days, and I think they would go that direction since they like to over use the pc for everything in TS4.

    Console version will probably be more profitable than TS4 PC version, it's what I see, I said let's wait and see. New stuff on the horizon, and not all about TS4. :D
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  • 2HubbiesNLove2HubbiesNLove Posts: 621 Member
    It would be wonderful if we got 2-in-1 this year. Vacations & Seasons blended together; seasonal weather in all worlds, but 2 vacation destinations like a beach and a ski resort (with the option that our sims can live in these vacation worlds).
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 78,632 Member
    Erpe wrote: »
    Writin_Reg wrote: »
    Cinebar wrote: »
    Since it's still close enough to a new year, I will make a prediction like a physic psychic (lol) Yes, you get an EP this year, but it will be earlier than the normal fall releases so far, because I predict it's the last one and this game ends this fall. That is my prediction, now, let's wait to see if my crystal ball is wonked or shining clearly. :p

    Why would they end now? You forget they just started up consoles that use our pc versions and adapt to console versions using only the newest consoles that some players may have bought just to play this game - add to that the mobile Sims 4 is not even released yet to the general public and still in test stage - which also uses our pc games to make packs for - oh and I also heard it is being groomed to work with mobile devices and phones not even released yet. Keep in mind - they (EA), had said over a year and a half ago there would be no console or mobile version - we had heard it was due to poorish sales of Sims 4 - and then all of a sudden sells started picking up. Not only picked up but went through the roof - even before toddlers and Vamps came out. Never mind sells amped when toddlers and Vamps came out.

    I follow the stock market as my family invest in a lot of Technology stocks including EA - and saw it happening, never mind EA deciding to invest in not one but two new studios - one to do with the newest coming consoles and the other that covered the newest coming mobile devices - with The Sims 4 as one of the main focuses for both these devices and these studios. Not only working with them or making them just partners, but building them new studios, hiring them even more personnel as well as hiring key - highly experienced well known people in our Maxis offices in both Mobile and console for Sims 4. The investment was huge - the personnel hired for the big. big bucks - and you really think this is the last year for Sims 4? Really?

    Believe me EA is not making this huge investment - and I do mean huge - just to end a game they are still building up for what looks like the long haul. Every interview the CEO tells a majorly different story, never mind the big investors approve of these moves to expand the game - not end it. Do you think for a minute these top investors (keep in mind these investors are huge names - the biggest in the stock market) would even allow all this money to go down the drain and this game suddenly stop? If you believe that - you know nothing about investors and the stock market. The way it works is if the stock investors are happy - the company is happy - and that is number 1. No matter what all the former games did it becomes a big rule changer when the biggest names in Wall Street are investing in your company and approve of the moves your company is doing.

    The more devices they connect to - the more customers that game gets. More customers, more sells. The happier the investor.

    Do you really think they could just cut off the main game that all the devices depend on to further their games - especially one that just started in November and the other not even released yet? I don't. Every thing to me points in the direction about longer shelf life Andrew has talked about for the past year. All this tells me it is not over by a long shot now that other devices depend on our pc game to make their games. Keep in mind in the past Sims games mobile and console started shortly after the pc game came out. Also EA just partnered with those companies - not invested in them and definitely did not buy them out and build them new studios - never mind implant people at Maxis for those studios like they are doing now.

    Both studios use new methods for turning the pc version of the game into mobile and console versions - seems to me EA bought them to own these new ways. Unlike previous mobile and console that had teams making their games which was often very different than the pc version - which did not always make players very happy - as they wanted what we have. Now they have it. Our versions are necessary this go round for their versions to be made. EA invested big time this go round inadvertently making our game more necessary than ever. Logically I cannot for a minute see why or even how they would even consider this year being the end of Sims 4 when it has just started and about to start for other devices that need us unlike any other Sims game previously. Logic tells me that will not happen. It is illogical if it did happen.

    While I agree the game isn’t ending this year, you are kind of looking at TS4’s rerelease on console as a reset to the hourglass. The game is still 3 years old, and rereleasing the same content a second time doesn’t change that. I also don’t think console Sims 4 will be a smash hit like PC. The DLC is way over priced. To be completely honest, I highly doubt anyone bought a console just to play The Sims 4. If that kind of money was available it would make way more sense to buy a decent PC and grab the game and way more DLC; most of which goes on sale constantly.

    The mobile game isn’t Sims 4. I remember Maxis making that clear awhile ago, they said it’s completely independent of the PC game. They reuse select content, but it’s not geared toward being Sims 4 in any way.
    TS4 for consoles was released only a couple of months ago and it already has 1 EP, 1 GP and 4 SPs. So EA is re-releasing PC expansions for the console version very fast. This also strongly indicates 2 things:
    1. The new technic makes it very fast and easy for EA to transfer the earlier PC expansions to the console version.
    2. EA wants the console version to catch up with the PC version as fast as possible such that EA can stop both versions soon and at the same time (most likely in 2019).

    2 GPS on the console now. Dine Out came today.
    The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff and The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff coming to Consoles May 22nd.
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 78,632 Member
    I'm sure we'll get an EP this year but SimGuruJM is leaving so I wonder who they will get to fill his spot.
    The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff and The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff coming to Consoles May 22nd.
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