The Sims 4

SimGuruDrake explains: Why there won’t be a Gamescom Announcement this year

After announcing that there won’t be a Sims 4 announcement at Gamescom this year, SimGuruDrake wanted to clarify more about why is that the case. She explained that they don’t want to repeat the same scenario like last year where they announced The Sims 4 Get Together in August and kept most of the info a secret for a few months.

We aren’t ashamed to announce anything, I’ve actually been very excited about sharing the stuff we have shown so far and have not hidden my enthusiasm for them from any of you. We would rather do a full reveal of a product when we can continue talking about it from that moment on wards rather than say something and then disappear. An example of this is last year with EP2, there were a lot of conversations in the forums about lack of updates between Gamescom tease reveal and when we could do the full on reveal. Also, and most of this stems from the quarterly teaser reactions, but I’m having trouble understanding the want for a tease with pictures when we already have complaints about the quarterly tease not giving enough information because it is a tease.

What I’ve said above in no way means that I don’t appreciate that everyone wants to know what is coming down the pipeline as far as content, I 100% understand the passion and enthusiasm you have for the game and that it’s hard for the community to understand game development and how it works when you aren’t actually working in the studio –I know Graham has definitely tried to at least explain the process from the SP side of things. You’ve already seen this year the hard work that our engagement team has been doing with their free updates and what the SP and GP teams have been doing with their content–know that the EP team is hard at work as well.

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  • Michelle Former Sims Fan

    I have been hooked to sims since 2. I loved it! I was eager for Sims 3…..It went well there were actual releases and ones that I loved some I didn’t care about. But you have yet to release ONE that I like! Even including the basic game. Sims 4 may have the quality of images and such in the look of the SIms and the feelings etc. But it lacks what Sims 3 and 2 had and it may never get them. You guys are dragging your feet so damn slow!

    You released a bunch of packs for partying types which I’m not! You’ve released the work EP which I don’t want to deal with. I would rather have seen Pets or Seasons first. Yes Sims going to work was a first but it doesn’t impress me. Then you go and release spa and so many other lame ones. I wasted money on 3 or 4 of them but I am done. I am 100% disappointed.

    To make it worse you guys took my love for Sims 3 and KILLED IT! I hate EA now……I can’t stand you people. You haven’t released anything worth while everything is fodder! There are no Toddlers, no Generation, no Pets, No Seasons, nothing PEOPLE HAVE MADE VERY CLEAR they wanted! I mean the fans have not sat there and said Oh I ca’t wait to go to work! No they said “Oh I can’t wait for Seasons or Pets!” Thats a HUGE hint! So why all the BS content you put out now? I don’t understand it and i don’t like it and 99% of it sucks…….the only that might be redemable is the Kitchen one.

    I wasted more money on this game and the past games now since I hate them. I do not encourage any one to continue to follow a company who cannot understand that even those teasers that we hear about once and dont’ see for a while after are refreshing and helpful! You are a bunch of Nitwits……seirously! I would rather know about it for 6 months before it comes out and much more is learned rahter than sneak peaks…….than sit here wondering. I am not waiting 5 freaking years for you to put out Sims 4 Seasons or Pets…….I quit. I have been wtih this company for a very long time around 8 years.

    I encourage other’s to drop sims 4……show Ea we are no longer going to follow along with a company who can’t please its customers. You sit there and tell us over and over to be patient like we’re the issue? No its EA and their lack of content on the web about upcoming releases. It didnt’ take you this freaking long before. So why now is it aking you so long? is it becaus ethe Sims 4 set up really isn’t as ‘wonderful and great’ as you made it out to be? I coudl have told you that the instant i saw it. We wanted sims 3 for a reason because Sims 2 lack of full world access. You went back to sims 2 but updated a few things. Sure they look nice but looking nice……and actually having quality game play are 2 very different things.

    You can defend this all you want. I went to school for 3d and I know loads of work goes into it. But you didn’t hesitate in Sims 3 to throw out tons of stuff. So why is sims 4 really that different? Hmm? Ask yourselves why you jumped on the damn titanic and tried to sell it as if it were capable of floating even long after you’d hit the mother load of an ice burg. Losers! Thats what Ea and its team has turned into! Admit when you make mistakes it will make us more forgiving. Don’t sit there and BS the situation.

  • Tonin

    I don’t understand, they say, “We love the community and we want to bring new people.”
    How if you don’t announce a new thing for the people to buy. ‘-‘