Updated: The Sims 4 confirmed the new game pack will be unveiled on Opening Night.
Simmers have been getting increasingly frustrated with the
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That leak has sent us down a spiral of speculation that has involved some weird and wonderful theories.
But not a peep from The Sims 4 team. Well, actually several peeps but we don’t speak peep so we have been winging it with the translations.
One thing we do know is that Electronic Arts will be at gamescom this week. And that might mean we could get something from The Sims 4 team then.
We might also get a little sneak peek of what to expect on Wednesday before gamescom – but we are not going to get our hopes up.
gamescom: When is it and how to watch
The event will take place from 27-30 August 2020 with 27 August being the big opening night. The opening night will feature a show that is two-hours long with a 30-minute pre-show beforehand.
While gamescom isn’t somewhere The Sims have had big reveals before, but it would not be completely unusual. Some even joke that this might be the ‘major first’ the team was referring to (please don’t).
In fact, gamescom Opening Night Live is being billed as the thing to watch ahead of the weekend. It will feature new game announcements, world premieres and trailer/gameplay reveals, according to the official gamescom website.
The headline show will feature 38 games from 18 different publishers, “primarily focused on updates from announced titles”,
Gamescom Opening Night Live is scheduled to begin at 20:00 South Africa time on 27 August 2020 (that’s 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET /19:00 BST in other timezones).
If Simmers get no joy on the first night, there is also a Future Games Show scheduled for 28 August in an hour later time slot. This show will, according to the programme, feature “announcements, updates, reveals and more”.
You can follow the events at gamescom on their official YouTube channel.
Antoinette is a recovering journalist, having written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Daily Maverick and others. She has won multiple SAB Journalist of the Year awards, across a variety of categories. She thinks it’s strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she’s playing as herself in The Sims…which she’s been doing for over 20 years.