The Sims 4, the latest installment of the hugely popular life simulation game franchise is set to be released on Sept. 2 for PC, Electronic Arts officially confirmed.
In the latest E3 gaming conference held in Los Angeles, they announced the reason for the delay. The postponement of the release was intended to "fuel [the] development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made," they stated.
They also revealed during the talk that they are currently focused on developing the game on the PC version. "We have no updates on MAC at this time," EA said at the FAQ page of their site.
Aside from the release date, EA also announced the official system requirements for The Sims 4. These are as follows:
- Internet connection for product activation
- Operating Systems required: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
- Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
- MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
- HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
- DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
- VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
- SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
- DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
- INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
Here's a related video on how to create a Sim character on The Sims 4.