Despite the fact that PC owners have been able to play The Sims 4 since its release in 2014, it would appear that the title is preparing to make the leap to consoles this year – or at the very least Microsoft’s Xbox One. A listing for the game on Xbox One has appeared in the Microsoft Store, alongside a release date of November 17, 2017.
The seemingly imminent arrival of The Sims 4 on Xbox isn’t a lock yet, as Electronic Arts has yet to officially announce the game for additional platforms. Given the fact that previous entries of the series have been want to jump over to systems outside of PC, this listing really doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Add in the fact that this The Sims 4 listing features a very specific release date (rather than a generic window or “December 31, 2017” placeholder), and it would appear that Xbox One owners will indeed be able to partake in the simulation fun later this year.
The Sims 4 reviewed decently upon its debut three years ago, and the game’s developer, Maxis, has continued to role out support for it ever since then. Keeping that in mind, it’s hard to tell whether or not an alleged Xbox One version will come with all of the DLC or if it will be taking a more vanilla approach to its launch, with further content planned for the future.
It’s not surprising to hear that the title has grown quite a bit since its debut in 2014, with both pools and toddlers being added to The Sims 4 after ample fan demand for their inclusion. Keeping that in mind, only time will tell just what this supposed port will provide Sims fans with (if it is actually en route to consoles), but an official announcement can’t be all that far behind if the listing is accurate.
Source: Microsoft Store