Is the Sims 5 Trailer for Real?


The Sims game caters a fun-filled gaming experience created as a life-simulation game. It was developed by the popular name Maxis and was published by EA or Electronic Arts in the year 2000. Since then, this game has seen multiple versions, the latest of which is Sims 4. Although there have been talks about the Sims 5 game, no confirmation of its release date was received. However, a video has been doing rounds all around the internet. The video looks fairly close to an official release by its makers.

However, there have been doubts as to whether the video is real or a fake fan-creation.

The Sims 5: Official Launch Trailer

Sims 5 trailer official is available on YouTube for the fans. However, by the looks of it, it can easily be judged that it is nothing more than a fan-made trailer to spark up the hopes for Sims 5 being released soon. The 49 seconds long trailer has been posted with a message stating, “OMG! It’s Here!!” along with a link for gamers to purchase the same.

However, the users who uploaded the fake video cleared out any misunderstandings by adding another line to the post stating the same is not real. The video was posted on 1st February 2019 and has managed to garner around 285 views till date.

The Sims 5 Announcement Trailer [REACTION]

Just after the fan-made video was posted to look like an official release by EA, another video popped up over the video sharing platform, YouTube. This video was the Sims 5 announcement trailer [Reaction] by the user with channel name “The Sims Supply”. The channel is popular with everything about the Sims game and latest releases in the market. This 11 minutes 29 seconds long trailer has garnered around 3,730,413 views till date after its posting date back on 9th March 2018.

The user named James Turner confirmed in his reaction for Sims 5 trailer that the video posted as official one was in all ways fake. He made this video as a satirical tribute to the maker of the video.

While it has been assumed that the Sims 5 game shall be released somewhere in the year 2021, no confirmed timeline has been provided by the makers as of yet.

Sims 5: E3 2019 Event and Announcements

Sims 5 at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019/Sims 5 E3 2019

This year, there was no peep from the Maxis or EA with regards to the official release date of The Sims 5 game leaving most of the series fans questioning whether there is a sequel in the making or not. Given the fact that there has been so much interest in the current version of the game, i.e. Sims 4, the market is all prepped up for the latest sequel for this life simulation. Sims 5 E3 2019 discussion was completely skipped by the makers.

Why wasn’t SIMS 5 discussed at the E3 2019?

It can safely be assumed that Sims 5 game wasn’t discussed or show off during the E3 2019 as neither Maxis nor EA had anything to be showed for this game. Not just that, there was no such indication that this game is actually in development. However, it is to be noted that although Sims 5 E3 wasn’t a topic of discussion, more content for the current Sims 4 game is underway. The Maxis team have recently hired Michael Duke as their new Guru during the month of April to function at the position of senior producer. It is okay to assume that Maxis shall give Sims 4 a good run before it goes out and announces a sequel to the same.

Days post the release of Sims 4 game, Grant Rodiek, the producer of Sims 4 mentioned over the official forums of Sims game that if Sims 4 fails to do well among the fans, the Sims 5 game is out of question. However, this comment was deleted soon.