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The Sims News
Reviewers will not be given early access to TS4
Dan Stapleton, a reviewer and executive director at IGN issued a statement via Twitter; "Looks like there'll be no The Sims 4 reviews until after it's out. EA tells me no one's getting access ahead of release. I'm nervous." EA has not given a definite reason for disallowing early review. However, the gaming community often perceives a lack of reviews prior to launch as a sign that a game is flawed or bad, and that the publisher is trying to avoid loss of sales by preventing bad publicity ahead of release. However, others have stated that Sims games in particular are hard to judge at face value, and reviewers are tempted to quickly review a game and write up a review without playing the game in-depth. Ultimately, we'll know one way or another once the game launches.
The Sims 4 release schedule
For those players who are ordering the game via Origin, EA has issued a worldwide release schedule. Go here to see when TS4 will release in your region.
The Sims 4 launch trailer
EA has released the official "launch trailer" for The Sims 4. Take a look!
The Sims Wiki News
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