“The Sims 4” has been available for more than a month for the PC, but many hardcore fans of the popular series want to see the latest installment of the life simulator arrive on the Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. During an Electronic Arts holiday preview last week, we spoke to producer Ryan Vaughan about whether the title will someday be available on eighth-generation devices.
“We’re looking at where we want to go next. We are working on a Mac version right now,” Vaughan told International Business Times. “It’s something that our players really, really want so that’s in the works. Where we go from there is really open for question right now. We’re taking a lot of feedback and adding a lot of stuff in the game.”
Next month, EA, based in Redwood City, California, will introduce pools to “The Sims 4,” a feature that was missing at launch, but that many players wanted to see.
“When our players are asking for pools, they’re not just asking for the ability to take their Sims swimming or to jump in. What they really want is the ability to drown their Sims,” Vaughan said. “I’m impressed by the ideas that people have and the creativity they put into their stories and the games they have.”
Vaughan encouraged “Sims 4” players to tell EA what they want to see in the game.
"We’re already listening to fans and I want to encourage them to keep telling us things, keep yelling at us online. We love that. Not just from a business perspective: I’m a video game developer and I want to make the most fun game possible. Keep up what you’re saying and tell us what you want.”