UHQBot Posted October 18, 2022 Share Posted October 18, 2022 Today at the Sims Summit, EA and Maxis made several announcements about the future of long-running people simulator series The Sims. Most exciting was the reveal of the next Sims game, codenamed Project Rene, which we'll definitely be calling The Sims 5 until we hear otherwise. The game is in early development and isn't expected for a few years, but at least we finally have confirmation that it's in the works.In the meantime, there's more immediate news about The Sims 4 (which went free-to-play today). During the Sims Summit, VP of franchise creative Lindsay Pearson announced a partnership with Overwolf, owner of modding hub CurseForge, to create "a new destination for The Sims 4 players to download trusted mods and custom content."In other words, there will be finally be some mod support for The Sims 4, along with a proper mod manager that will make finding, installing, and updating these curated mods much easier."Overwolf operates CurseForge, a mod manager and discovery platform built to support creators and hosting their content," reads the press release sent to PC Gamer. "For years, The Sims 4 community has been expanded by modders & content creators, and today marks a big step forward in recognizing and celebrating their contributions."That's good news for players who are interested in trying mods for The Sims 4, because installing and managing mods can be a complicated endeavor—not just for The Sims 4, but for any game that doesn't have official mod support or a mod manager. CurseForge is a major modding hub for games like Minecraft and World of Warcraft.A countdown on the hub is currently set for 27 days, and the video mentions that a beta version will be released soon, so I expect The Sims 4 players will be able to try the new mod manager in about a month, with full integration coming later. In the meantime, you can watch the announcement from the Sims Summit below, which begins at 12:20. View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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