Please let there be a Sims 5 in the next couple of years
I love the Sims, and have been playing the Sims since there was only Sims 1, but Sims 4 does not live up to what any of the past games had to offer. Specifically 2 and 3. Sims 4 to me feels like a Sims 3 remake, and it's not even a very good one.
They took out countless features to focus on other things to improve the game but I don't think they improved it. By trying to over simplify the controls and layout of the game, it turned out pretty sloppy and almost difficult to use. Navigating around is a lot more complex then the past sims games, and it almost feels like there is to much going on while also feeling like not enough is happening.
I'm not saying I hate Sims 4, but they have a lot to do if I am to consider it good. Not to mention the countless features that should be in the game that they either took out, or that they just haven't put in, such as a height slider.
I think Maxis is also over reacting, I'm sure there are lots of fans who love the game, but if they are going to get upset because other fans don't like it then they really only have themselves to blame. They made it, they took out the features everyone wanted, and there is lots of fan feedback from the games that they could have listened to.