Maxis has announced The Sims 4 over at the EA Blog, breaking all records as the least surprising announcement in history.
As of this moment we have no details about the actual game other than it will be getting a 2014 release for the PC and Mac, the post however does promise some more details later today, so I'll try my best to update accordingly.
"The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience. The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans."
That's all we get, no mention yet whether this will be an always online experience (offline now confirmed!), but hopefully the series goes crazy big, I'm talking building whole cities with the building creator tool. Come on Maxis, you can do it!
Check back later for more details, assuming we get them as promised.
Source: EA Blog