The Sims 4 is an upcoming life simulation game. It will be the fourth installment in The Sims series. Electronic Arts announced the game on May 6, 2013, and is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows and OS X sometime in early 2014. On August 20, 2013, The Sims 4 was revealed via a gameplay demo and release trailer at Gamescom.
The Sims 4 is built upon the same concept as its predecessors. Players control their own Sims’ activities and relationships in a manner similar to real life. The gameplay is open-ended and does not have a defined goal. New to this iteration, Sims will be able to do multiple tasks at once, such as talking and strolling at the same time. Traits, actions, and social conduct combine to influence the emotions, personality, and later actions of Sims. Emotional state is reflected in the user interface and in the Sims’ expressions. Characters with a higher skill set can mentor peers with lower skills to provide faster skill leveling.