Start brushing up on your Simlish because Maxis and Electronic Arts announced the next number sequel for the tiny, torture simulator -- and I'm sure the little denizens inhabiting your failed and forgotten SimCity 5 town have a lot of angry messages to deliver.
From the press release:
Sul Sul! Maxis and Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims™ 4 is currently in development at The Sims Studio for release on PC and Mac in 2014. 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.
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 popular simulation games that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
"The Sims 4" is not yet rated by the ESRB and no release date has been given.