[Update] EA and Maxis Announce The Sims 4 for PC & Mac in 2014

[Update: EA has revealed probably the most important news regarding the game, at least as far as fans are concerned.  EA has announced that The Sims 4 will be a single player OFFLINE experience.  So there are no fears of fans having same issues they did with SimCity.  It’s a wise move to announce this now, as that’s about all people are concerned with at this point.  The original article follows below.]

The announcement comes from EA’s own, The Beat, where they revealed that Sims 4 will be hitting sometime in 2014.  Other than that and the swanky looking logo you see above, there’s almost no information.  They aren’t saying, but perhaps with E3 just a month away, we’ll know more by then.  Let’s just hope The Sims 4‘s launch is more successful than the disastrous SimCity launch.  From their announcement:

Maxis and EA 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. Your 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.

Who’s looking forward to this one, and what changes, if any, are you hoping for?