“If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.” say Maxis.
Should The Sims 4 fail to achieve success then it may become the last Sims game in the series according to producer Grant Rodiek.
Over of the game’s official forum Rodiek responded to a list from a user for features in The Sims 5 with the words: “We're not working on Sims 5. We're not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn't successful, there won't be a Sims 5,” adding later, “It’s not all or nothing, per se, but something has to pay for 5.”
Due to features that Maxis pulled from the base-game with The Sims 4, such as toddlers and swimming pools, some criticisms have been aimed at the game.
“It’s not possible for us to include every single feature and piece of content we added to The Sims 3 over the last five years,” Maxis said earlier this year. “We recognize that some of you will be disappointed that pools and toddlers won’t be available when The Sims 4 Base Game launches in September, you should know that we’re building an incredibly strong foundation that is capable of fulfilling every one of your desires in the years to come.”
Since it’s launch last week The Sims 4 has gone to the top of the UK cross-platform game chart, showing early signs that the franchise has a hope of continuing.