The original The Sims game was one of my favorite back in the day because of how fun it was to create your own stories with those poor, unfortunate souls. The Sims Freeplay has done pretty well on mobile, although its name couldn’t have been more apt of a description for the game, but the upcoming The Sims Mobile seems to be offering an experience closer to the PC versions of the game than The Sims Freeplay. The Sims Mobile is under development by EA and Maxis and seems to share a lot in common with The Sims 4.
The upcoming game will, of course, let you create your own Sims and their homes, but apparently you’ll be able to customize both with “more detail than ever before on mobile." The emphasis of this game appears to be the stories you can create, which would again make it quite different from Freeplay. For instance, when your Sims retire, you’ll get to unlock hobbies and careers for future generations of Sims, an interesting feature often seen in roguelike games. And there will be apparently a pretty robust multiplayer part as well. The game is currently soft launched in Brazil, and I expect it to launch globally soon. Check out our forum thread for more.