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Will The Sims 5 Get an Online Mode? New Job Listing Has Fans Concerned

The Sims 5 could be getting an online mode but how do players feel about this?

For those excited for the next instalment of EA’s The Sims, The upcoming Sims 5 should scratch that itch. Although we haven’t heard of a release date yet or even seen a trailer, The Sims 5 could see a launch window at some stage next year unless the developers spring some magic upon us before then. EA has been busy concentrating on the current Sims 4 but after seven years since a new title, the company are seeking new creative talents for their next Sims title.

Will the Sims 5 Get a Competitive Mode?

According to the Sims Community, a brand new job listing at EA indicates that The Sims 5 could receive a competitive multiplayer mode when it eventually launches. The job listing has required three Backend Software Engineer positions for EA Redwood, EA Austin and EA Canada for “an upcoming Sims game”.

The requirements for the positions are outlined and the company are looking for “software engineers who are capable of developing massively scalable and reliable web services that will support millions of players, as well as other responsibilities during the game’s development.” If that is anything to go by it certainly sounds like they are wanting to implement a multiplayer mode.

READ: The Sims 4 Has Surpassed 20 Million Players

The job listing also suggests a competitive mode as the successful engineer must be able to “creatively blend security best practices and original techniques to keep user data secure and prevent cheating”. This use of wording could mean that EA would like to offer Sims players a competitive edge in multiplayer modes.

At the end of the day, is this something that the players actually want? Glancing through Twitter it seems that quite a few Sim fans think that including an online mode would simply ruin the game.

There you have it. It seems most players feel pretty strongly that they really don’t want an online or a competitive mode. What’s your opinion on it? Let us know in the comments.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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