The Sims 5 might finally be the game fans were waiting for

It's been eight years since The Sims 4 was released – the longest that fans have had to wait for a new installation of the franchise. And with many describing the current game as "broken" due to the number of bugs, it's about time we heard something about a new instalment. And it seems The Sims 5 may finally give fans what they want.

This week The Sims creators gave us the first taste of what that might look like, revealing plans for a project currently being dubbed Project Rene, which may eventually become The Sims 5. And it looks set to reintroduce some of the freedom that has been lacking in The Sims 4 (if you play on a PC, see our pick of the best laptops for gaming).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.