No conferences at GC ’16 for EA, Sony& Microsoft

Announced on PlaystationLifeStyle .net on July 13, 2016, EA, Sony and Microsoft will not be holding press conferences at Gamescom 2016. According to the article, this will be Sony’s second year of not holding a conference at one of the worlds largest gaming platform events. However they will be showing off new releases  for Playstation 4 games at their booth(s).

EA will not be holding a press conference but has promised fans that they will be holding a Grand Opening event to be held on August 16, 2016 at their booth where they will be able to play EA’s games.

Microsoft will also be holding an XBox FanFest offering their players an opportunity to experience game play to some upcoming titles.

For more information on Gamescom 2016 go here (Press information) and here (home page).

NO Sims 5

Well lets not jump to the assumption that this title is written in stone, but with The Sims 4 just barely a week off the launch pad,  fellow simmers have asked one of the developers, SimGuruGrant, Grant Rodiek who is a Producer of The Sims 4 if Sims 5 is in the works.  His statement on the Official Sims forum has been deleted but his response was quite straight forward and..well frankly put…rather blunt. He stated that they are currently not working on the 5th sequel, nor is it even been thought of. He further went on to explain that if Sims 4 doesn’t do well…then there won’t be a 5th. So basically what he said is if we (sim players) want Sims 5…we better buy Sims 4.   PC Gamer has more on this subject.

After I read the article, I had to stop and wonder why anybody would want to know if Sims 5 is being worked on. Then I had to wonder if it is because of everything that has been left out of the base game of Sims 4. Toddlers, pools, CASt (create a style), story progression just to name a few, then there is the cold hard fact that babies are now considered objects. Maybe simmers are just hoping that the next sequel will be…I hate to say it, especially with it being just a base game and like I said barely a week off of launch…better?  We don’t know right now how well The Sims 4 is going to fair, it’s just to early. At this point all we can do is sit back and watch and wait.