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What do we know about The Sims 5?
The Sims team gave more updates on the next iteration of the iconic series, nicknamed Project Rene, during today’s Sims Summit. Much of it built upon the scant details fans got during the last Sims Summit in October. Grant Rodiek, game director for Project Rene, discussed cross-play between mobile and PC and multiplayer options.

According to Rodiek, PC will offer players the full Sims experience with more powerful design capabilities, while being able to play on the go on mobile. The game director gave an example of playing on PC at home and on mobile while out at a park with his toddler.

For multiplayer, the largely single-player franchise, Rodiek stressed that The Sims 5 is not going to go the MMO route, but will instead allow players to invite friends as they want. This sounds much like Animal Crossing, for example, which is a single-player game that allows players to invite friends over to their islands when they want, and to keep things a solo mission if they don’t.

Since the announcement late last year, the team began rolling out limited playtesting “small snippets of the game,” including apartment customization, multiplayer customization, and uploading furniture and item design.

But the team was still adamant that development is still ongoing. Rodiek specifically said the next generation is “years out.”

https://kotaku.com/the-sims-5-4-baby-update-project-rene-next-generation-1850054788

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    GiggeGigge Posts: 72 Member
    I don't think they can make a robust PC game that can be played on a mobile. It sounds like a sticking point to me.

    [quote=SimGirl1010]For multiplayer, the largely single-player franchise, Rodiek stressed that The Sims 5 is not going to go the MMO route[/quote]

    I hope this is true.
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    mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 5,998 Member
    @Gigge In the stream they said that the mobile game wouldn't have the same functions as the PC game.

    Like for example, you could build an apartment in a detailed way on the PC version, share that to your library, open it up on the phone sometime later while you're out, and maybe walk around in the apartment in Live Mode using the mobile version, but you wouldn't have all the building features.

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    GiggeGigge Posts: 72 Member
    > @mightysprite said:
    > @Gigge In the stream they said that the mobile game wouldn't have the same functions as the PC game.
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    > Like for example, you could build an apartment in a detailed way on the PC version, share that to your library, open it up on the phone sometime later while you're out, and maybe walk around in the apartment in Live Mode using the mobile version, but you wouldn't have all the building features.

    Thanks for that. Sounds like kind of a weird system.
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