SIMS forum is a very active where SIMS fans ask questions and discuss issues about the game. One of the forum user shared 13 lists of things that he wants in SIMS 5 but Rodiek (using SIMGURUGRANT ID) confirms SIMS 5 is not in the works. He even said if SIMS 4 isn’t successful then SIMS 5 is not happening. This is what he actually said:
We’re not working on Sims 5. We’re not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.
Following to the above reply few people felt he is trying to sell game. He answered them and tried to maintain peace in the forum:
Sigh. For one, we just recently launched this new forum. Secondly, before the game launched I wasn’t able to discuss everything as openly as I’m able to do now.
I’m here, with others, to support the community. You guys have feedback, bugs, concerns, and we’re here to answer and address those. Of course we’re trying to sell copies — that’s how we keep our job. But, I’m not here dropping sales links and such. Hopefully me being here improves your feelings towards the game. If it doesn’t? That’s fine too, (gulp), but I’m not doing anything nefarious here.
Then one user said he won’t buy SIMS 4 in order to see SIMS 5. He replied:
It’s not all or nothing, per se, but something has to pay for 5.
The SIMS is one of the most commercially sold franchise with more than 175 million copies sold around the world since 2000. The fans would not like such amazing series to end here, but they also don’t want to invest into something which don’t have the features they expect. SIMS creators now really need to hear the fan feedbaback.
It is very unlikely SIMS 4 will end unsuccessfully. With the introduction of inevitable expansions and bug fixes the sales will pick up. The sales might suffer initially, but will pick up as the game receives more expansion packs and add-ons in the coming future.