EA and Maxis has today announced that The Sims 4 is coming. In a blog post they said:
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 currently in development at The Sims Studio and celebrates "the heart and soul of the Sims themselves" according to the EA team. The game will give players a deeper connection with the most "expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever." The Sims 4 will encourage players to personalise their world with new tools which offer the ability to share creativity with friends, and promises big improvements to build and buy tools and Create A Sim.
The Sims 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014.