A newly unveiled Sims sequel will arriving in 2014, giving gamers yet another chance to take control of tiny virtual humans for some ruthless life management.
The Sims 4 will be published by Electronic Arts, with EA subsidiary Maxis once again taking the reins when it comes to bolting the new title together, EA said Monday in a blog post. In a case of a corporation learning from its mistakes, EA has confirmed that the next Sims installment won't require an Internet connection for gameplay.
The publisher said the game will be a "single-player offline experience." Taking the action away from EA's online system should avoid the server woes that tainted the debut of the recent SimCity game, which forces players to maintain a connection to the publisher's Origin platform.
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