The Sims' official Twitter account has revealed that the next entry in series, The Sims 4, will be unveiled at gamescom in August.
— The Sims 3 (@TheSims3) June 18, 2013
The game was announced in May and is set to be released next year. At the time EA revealed that the game would have an offline mode, as the announcement came not long after the SimCity fiasco the news was a relieve to many of the series' fans.
EA commented "The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience."
However players will be able to "effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans" using the game's new features which allow users to personalise and mod their game world.
Held every year, gamescom is the biggest gaming event in the world in terms of visitor numbers with over 200,000 people attending last year.
Microsoft and Nintendo will be returning to gamescom this August after bypassing the event last year; Sony usually has a series of announcements at its press conference as well. So far, The Sims 4 has only been confirmed for PC.