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An hybrid Mobile- Computer Sims game? What features could the game include to take advantage of this

AlexcielAlexciel Posts: 126 Member
I just saw this:

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While is truth that a Sims game that can run on both mobile divices and consoles or computers may limit the things the game could do. A game that uses the mobile as a complementary tool instead may expand the game by making it more interactive and engaging.

What do you think?
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  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    edited October 20
    It would be cool if the real-life iPhone could work as the in-game phone menu. For example, there could be buttons for various interaction options such as: "Call Sim" and then you could see thumbnails of your various contacts that you could tap on; calling for services sims; ordering takeout and deliveries; and blogging/ social networking. When you select the option on your real-life phone it would communicate with the game to do that action and it would be queued.


    Disclaimer: This is not an unsolicited idea or feature request for Project Rene as EA cannot use them. This is my personal perspective/ desired feature(s) in the life simulation genre.
    He/him | Simmer since Sims 1 | Wants-based rotational player | My gameplay rules via PleasantSims | Bring back challenge and depth to the Sims: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959464/#Comment_17959464
  • BrandontaylorBrandontaylor Posts: 4,439 Member
    I like both your ideas. I kind of think that the best option is going to be to have a phone be complementary to the game.
  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    I'm not sure it's going to be possible to run the Project Rene fully on mobile. This quote sums it up from Lyndsay Pearson:

    Pearson shared that while most Sims players are on PC, there's a growing group who are "adding" playing The Sims on their phone to their routines. Players might play both The Sims 4 and The Sims Mobile. "We know younger audiences are tending toward their phones, which means they will grow into audiences who will probably still 'multiscreen,' she said. Meaning that more Sims players in the future will likely have their phones on while interacting with the game on PC or console.

    https://www.gamedeveloper.com/pc/lyndsay-pearson-dishes-on-the-sims-recent-development-challenges
    He/him | Simmer since Sims 1 | Wants-based rotational player | My gameplay rules via PleasantSims | Bring back challenge and depth to the Sims: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959464/#Comment_17959464
  • DkaffeDkaffe Posts: 26 Member
    I really hope that they will go down the complementary road. As I already posted somewhere else: Even though future smartphones might definitely have enough power to run more advanced games, backwards support/compatibility is a huge deal on that platform. I assume they would have to limit the games potential quite a lot to create a similar experience across all devices.
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  • telemwilltelemwill Posts: 1,434 Member
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.
  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.
    He/him | Simmer since Sims 1 | Wants-based rotational player | My gameplay rules via PleasantSims | Bring back challenge and depth to the Sims: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959464/#Comment_17959464
  • telemwilltelemwill Posts: 1,434 Member
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.

    Either one is ok with me. I do hope they don't limit the PC game because of mobile, but having some access via my phone would be helpful.
  • Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 2,179 Member
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.

    Well rumors are it's a "real Sims game". Now who's to say if that's truly the case or if this "news organization" is just writing clickbait articles. Only time will tell.

    But, according to that article, it stated:
    An early image of the game showed a mobile version of the game. However, this has now been confirmed via sources that are helping to test the game. This means that the mobile version isn’t a simply cloud version, but an actual release.

    https://www.droidgamers.com/2022/11/01/sims-5-mobile-port-confirmed-via-playtest-leaks/
  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.

    Well rumors are it's a "real Sims game". Now who's to say if that's truly the case or if this "news organization" is just writing clickbait articles. Only time will tell.

    But, according to that article, it stated:
    An early image of the game showed a mobile version of the game. However, this has now been confirmed via sources that are helping to test the game. This means that the mobile version isn’t a simply cloud version, but an actual release.

    https://www.droidgamers.com/2022/11/01/sims-5-mobile-port-confirmed-via-playtest-leaks/

    How is mobile going to play the Sims with the limited storage it has? The only answer is cloud gaming
    He/him | Simmer since Sims 1 | Wants-based rotational player | My gameplay rules via PleasantSims | Bring back challenge and depth to the Sims: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959464/#Comment_17959464
  • leo3487leo3487 Posts: 4,011 Member
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.

    Well rumors are it's a "real Sims game". Now who's to say if that's truly the case or if this "news organization" is just writing clickbait articles. Only time will tell.

    But, according to that article, it stated:
    An early image of the game showed a mobile version of the game. However, this has now been confirmed via sources that are helping to test the game. This means that the mobile version isn’t a simply cloud version, but an actual release.

    https://www.droidgamers.com/2022/11/01/sims-5-mobile-port-confirmed-via-playtest-leaks/

    How is mobile going to play the Sims with the limited storage it has? The only answer is cloud gaming

    graphics and data in general to be shown at a 6" screen is much less than data for a 32" screen
  • simmeroriginsimmerorigin Posts: 585 Member
    edited November 11
    leo3487 wrote: »
    telemwill wrote: »
    I'm beginning to see the advantages of a multi-platform game. Even if mobile capabilities only allow you to use CAS and build/buy modes, it would be something. I've had to be away from my game due to traveling, sitting with hospitalized family members, and, most recently, due to a broken arm. Having an alternative way to access at least some features would be great.

    Yeah, the key question is if the entire game can be accessed via Cloud Gaming where you basically just use an internet conection and don't store much data files on your device, allowing mobile to play the entire game

    OR

    mobile is a limited interaction with the core game that is stored locally on PC and Console.

    Well rumors are it's a "real Sims game". Now who's to say if that's truly the case or if this "news organization" is just writing clickbait articles. Only time will tell.

    But, according to that article, it stated:
    An early image of the game showed a mobile version of the game. However, this has now been confirmed via sources that are helping to test the game. This means that the mobile version isn’t a simply cloud version, but an actual release.

    https://www.droidgamers.com/2022/11/01/sims-5-mobile-port-confirmed-via-playtest-leaks/

    How is mobile going to play the Sims with the limited storage it has? The only answer is cloud gaming

    graphics and data in general to be shown at a 6" screen is much less than data for a 32" screen

    Screen size doesn't matter. You still need all that backend game code to fit on an iPhone, which it can't.

    The only way this works is if the iPhone app has some sort of auxiliary mini app to complement the main game OR the iPhone runs the full game via Cloud Gaming on an internet connection.
    He/him | Simmer since Sims 1 | Wants-based rotational player | My gameplay rules via PleasantSims | Bring back challenge and depth to the Sims: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959464/#Comment_17959464
  • friendlysimmersfriendlysimmers Posts: 7,361 Member
    honestly as a player will be holding judgement since i do not know what will be the full completed games since as game develpoment advance things may change but will be keeping watch
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  • DKguruArtistDKguruArtist Posts: 278 Member
    Alexciel wrote: »
    I just saw this:

    HEbDaNl.jpg

    While is truth that a Sims game that can run on both mobile divices and consoles or computers may limit the things the game could do. A game that uses the mobile as a complementary tool instead may expand the game by making it more interactive and engaging.

    What do you think?

    Just make me much more worried that they will go down subscription route with a former google stadia like route, where most the game run from server cloud which require huge amount of bandwidth it would seem. I don't believe my internet connection is in the bad range, but my brother and myself once tried playing game together both being on stadia over the same connection, it was laggy and very unstable I don't think it in any way is a good idea. Add to that if it is indeed the case you'll spend countless amount of money on mobile data transfer payment if you're using it outside of home, if this going to be the case since most the game would run from the cloud server side then, so its more accessible on weaker machines. The bad part or trade of is how much of a big internet connection it will require to run well, also how unstable it gets when many are using same cloud the same time.

    But guess until we know more of cause its too soon to say if it be very cloud based or traditionally run majority on the PC, console or mobile unit. But still hoping it will be the later and that mobile unit is not going to heavily impact the limitation for sims 5 because then I am not sure its going to be for me in that case.
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