Good news for mobile players out there. Game Developer Electronic Arts (EA) said the mobile version of The Sims will become downloadable in many countries across the globe "soon". The Sims Mobile on Android and iOs should become available in the next weeks to come, probably in the first week of June. Now, here's the latest about the game's features, rumors and update.
The Sims Mobile is now playable in Brazil, The Verge reported. With that development, mobile players should expect the game will land in more markets in the near future. Of course, it will be free to play just like other popular smartphone games.
According to EA officials, "shaping your Sims' legacy" is one of the central features of the game. This means when players achieved their career goals and retire, they'll received special Heirlooms that can unlock careers and hobbies for future generation, giving players chance to explore deeper stories for their characters.
Plus, there are social aspects in the new Sims Mobile game. Players can ask for help from their real-life friends in the game. Also, they can attend and host parties to earn awesome in-game rewards.
Keep in mind that "The Sims FreePlay" is different from the new "The Sims Mobile". The Sims FreePlay was developed by Firemonkeys Studios and was released in 2011. On the other hand, The Sims Mobile came from Maxis, which is also the developer of the popular The Sims 4. So it is not surprising that the gameplay and content of the mobile game is very similar to The Sims 4 of PC. The recently released trailer of the smartphone game shows its interior design is identical to the Sims PC game.
In terms of gameplay, The Sims Mobile allows players to make a personalize character via the Create-A-Sim mode, which is not available in The Sims FreePlay. The feature allows players to change the facial appearance and body of their characters according to their taste, as per report from Independent.
Furthermore, players have to unlock levels in the The Sims Mobile. Some of the stages require players to have certain level to play them.
Interestingly, EA released Sims-inspired mobile games in previous years. In 2011, the developer released the aforementioned The Sims FreePlay and The Sims Social in Facebook. However, these two titles failed to replicate the success of the Sims 4 in PC. According to reports, the PC game saw an increase of active monthly users by 33 percent year-over-year.
Watch the teaser of The Sims Mobile below. Keep it locked here in Gospel Herald for more updates as we might see the release of the game next month.