The Sims is coming to mobile (again) in a new title conveniently named The Sims Mobile. EA announced the game yesterday, and unlike the previous mobile Sims titles, it looks like The Sims Mobile could be a more faithful adaptation of the PC versions.

The Sims Mobile will allow you to play God with your own Sims, the name given to the cartoony avatars of the Sims universe, and control their daily lives. You will not only be able to choose how your Sims look, with different outfits and hairstyles, but also give them specific life goals and personality traits.

Your Sim’s home is yours to customize too, with a variety of furniture, decorations, appliances and more. Further, EA mentions that you can “Play Together,” which I presume indicates some kind of multiplayer component, though it’s not clear yet exactly how that would work.

Check out the launch trailer below.

The Sims is one of the biggest selling gaming franchises of all time and has already appeared on Android twice before with The Sims 3 and The Sims FreePlay — the latter amassing more than 100 million downloads on Android. Both are slimmed down versions of the PC titles however, and don’t provide the same experience.

Though the prospect of a proper Sims title on Android has me excited, EA is also the publisher of the Dungeon Keeper and The Simpsons: Tapped Out mobile titles, which are notorious for their payment structure. Goodness knows the ways in which EA could try and cajole cash out of you for this one — the number of objects in the game make it ripe for in-app purchases. But I won’t jump to conclusions just yet.

EA says The Sims Mobile is “coming soon” and you can pre-register over at the official website for updates. It will likely be free-to-play.

Scott Adam Gordon
Scott Adam Gordon is a European correspondent for Android Authority. Originally from the UK, Scott has been tinkering with Android phones since 2011 and writing about them full-time since 2014. He now lives in Berlin with three roommates he never sees. Befriend him on Twitter and Google+ at the links.
  • krevok

    This can be a huge deal for Chromebook and Dex users.

  • PC_Peasant’s number 1 fan

    EA knows mobile is real money market for games so I expect serious release.

  • AdamH

    It’s already out in Brazil and you can get APK. It’s freemium game, same as Freeplay with more 2017-ish graphics.

  • Roni

    Awesome! I have Sims 4 and sometimes I wished I could play it on the go lol

  • Jimmy C

    My girlfriend used to play Sims Free Play, and the freemium-ness of it was never a huge deal for her – you basically just send them off to work and wait for them to come back. If you want to spend money on fancy furniture, etc, then good on you – even then, she would usually have enough points stored up for the occasional impulse buy. Personally, I thought it wasn’t deep enough, like actual Sims – as long as EA doesn’t mess this up, it sounds great (that’s a pretty big IF though).