Electronic Arts announced in January that they would not secure a booth at this year’s E3 Expo, and host their own off-site events instead. EA Play is a three-day offsite event at Club Nokia Los Angeles that will be open to the public from June 12 to June 14, with an additional event being held in London on June 12 at The Mermaid.
At the time of the announcement Maxis did not yet know if The Sims would be present at the event, but SimsVIP can now confirm that The Sims will not be present at the debut of the “EA Play” Event this June. We reached out to our contacts at the Sims Studio, and an official Maxis rep has issued the following statement:
The Sims will not be participating at EA Play this year, although we encourage you to stay up-to-date with all of the exciting news coming out of the show by tuning in to the EA press conference on Sunday, June 12, 2016. To learn more, visit http://www.ea.com/play2016/
With confirmation that The Sims will be absent from EA Play festivities, our only hope for an appearance is at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany. No details as of yet!