Electronic Arts announced Monday that The Sims 4 will be scheduled for release in 2014 and will be available for PC and Mac.
The last addition to the game series, The Sims 3, made its debut in 2009, and seemed to have “evolved from a ‘virtual sandbox’ into a well-thought-out world with three-dimensional characters” according to PCMag.
“The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world,” Maxis, the EA subsidiary releasing the game said in a blog post. “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.”
The fourth installment of the game is expected to work offline after the always-on game requirement of Sims 3 overloaded web servers, leaving gamers unable log on and play the game.