The Sims 5 release date has not been announced yet by EA and Maxis but there have been several hints suggesting the next game in the series is coming soon. The latest report suggesting the arrival of TS5 is based on the fact that there are no more “The Sims 4” updates coming. Players of the life simulation game series won’t receive the next batch of updates as the patches that would have arrived with the Maxis Monthly stream of March 2020 are now canceled.
— 🐰Sim🍫Architect🥚 (@TheSimArchitect) March 16, 2020
Electronic Arts (EA) has canceled the March Maxis Monthly and it has led to speculations that TS5 is coming soon. The lack of expansion packs for the current version of the Sims game could mean the next installment is not far away. Here are more details on “The Sims 5” release date and the real reasons why the updates and monthly streams are canceled.
The Sims 4 have No More Updates hinting “The Sims 5” is on the Way
The Sims game series global community manager, @SimGuruFrost made a post of Twitter announcing that there will be no Maxis Monthly for March 2020. Many of the gamers were surprised by the news and started speculations that it could mean that the upcoming title “The Sims 5” will be announced soon.
Just FYI, there will be no Maxis Monthly for March 2020. https://t.co/7bezugo4Ey
— SimGuruFrost💫 (@SimGuruFrost) March 6, 2020
Someone in the comments asked when will be the next updates release and there was no response. It means that there might be no more TS4 patch updates or expansion packs afterall, hinting that The Sims 5 is ready for launch. The Sims 4 game is now finished and the development of “The Sims 5” has entered the final stages and the sequel will get a release date soon.
Reasons why Maxis Monthly March 2020 Stream is Canceled
Maxis Monthly for March 2020 has been canceled but that doesn’t mean that “The Sims 5” is ready for launch. The real reason why EA and Maxis canceled the monthly stream is due to the fear of Coronavirus outbreak which has now turned into a global pandemic.
EA revealed that they received instructions from the health authorities to not have any event where a large number of people are gathered. The Sims 5 will release but the recent lack of updates is over Covid-19 infection and not due to the sequel development.