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.
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.
If the sims 5 is online and competitive I’m not fucking buying it. Can’t you just commit to making the best life simulator you can make? Why does everything have to be fucking competitive??
— 💫✨💖MKZ™️💖✨💫 (@MerryFriend42) March 11, 2021
@TheSims please listen to your community. We are begging any future games you are developing can not be online or multiplayer focused. We want a fully fledged sims 5 and not a slacking game sliced up for multiplayer content. https://t.co/DyDxK49LnC
— Aaron Levesque (@AaronLevesque5) March 10, 2021
listen like if they actually make the sims 5 into an online competitive game a la fallout 76 and elder scrolls online EA can get fucked forever and I’m 100% serious. N O B O D Y wants the sims to go online. NOBODY.
— don’t ask for marble idk how to do marble (@deathtomisery) March 10, 2021
If The Sims 5 is going to be an online competitive game, they might as well just call it something else because it’s not The Sims anymore.
— TheKixg (@TheKixg) March 10, 2021
The Sims 5…. maybe has a competitive mood? It’s The Sims, not FIFA? How would a competition look like? Who’s Sim cooks the fastest? Like no shade but I don’t care what anyone else does in their game, I care about what happens in my game!
— sammy ˚.✦ (@spellcastersim) March 10, 2021
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