The Sims is a game that I love playing that always slips under the radar for me. Luckily with new releases, the hype builds back up. With that being said, The Sims 4 has been announced to be released in Fall 2014 for PC and Mac.
Even better news is that EA seems to have learned from their massive mistake with SimCity and The Sims will remain an offline single play experience. There will be no needed online connection to play, but you will need an Origin account to activate the game.
The game has a new feature called SmartSim which EA stated will make building houses a lot easier. The Create-A-Sim feature has also been enhanced for the release.