The Sims 5: New Graphics and Open-World Exploration

The Sims is one of the most popular video games franchises and it is likely that many gamers began their journey with a Sims title.

The Sims 4 is the most recent title in the franchise and it still receives new content. But some fans are already looking forward to a future title. Read below to learn what we want from the next Sims game.

  1. A return of the open-world exploration

While the open-world concept has been overused there are games where it continues to work well. It made The Sims 3 a better game by allowing people to explore the world at their own pace.  This feature was cut from Sims 4 as players have to click on a menu and pick a specific location to which they will be teleported instantly. This makes the world small and boring and the return of the open-world style would be great.

  1. The graphics should remain charming

The unique graphic style of the Sims contributed tremendously to the success of the series. Some may want more realism but too much of it is likely to ruin the experience for many veteran players.  We hope that the game will retain its core looks in the future.

  1. Co-op or multiplayer features

The Sims Online wasn’t as popular as many hoped it would be but this doesn’t mean that people don’t want to play The Sims with their friends. A co-op or multiplayer feature would make the series even more popular as friends could visit each other and do activities together in the virtual world.

  1. No lootboxes

Lootboxes are bad. Cosmetic expansions and DLCs are fine but the introduction of lootboxes would certainly ruin the franchise forever. And they certainly don’t belong in a game that is already notorious for the amount of post-release DLCs and expansions.

  1. A story mode

Yes, the sandbox aspect of the series is great but some players would enjoy a campaign that could guide them through the stages of life. This can be seen as an extended tutorial that shouldn’t affect the base game.

EA may announce the title in the feature and we would love to find some of these features in the game.

Adam Steen

Adam Steen is the senior editor for News Lair. Adam has been working as a journalist for nearly a decade having published pieces in many print and digital publications including the The Santa Fe New Mexican and the Huffing Post. Adam is based in Las Cruces and covers issues affecting his city and state. When he’s not busy in the newsroom, Adam enjoys drone racing.

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