EA has dated The Sims 4 for a fall 2014 release on PC and Mac.
Following developer Maxis' controversial release of the always-online SimCity earlier in 2013, The Sims 4 will be a single-player game that does not require an Internet connection to play. An Origin account will be required for activation, however.
The Sims 4 will contain a new feature, dubbed SmartSim, which promises to make it easier for players to build and modify houses. The game's Create-A-Sim mode has also been enhanced from previous games, EA says.
Footage of the game was shown during EA's Gamescom 2013 press conference.
EA also this afternoon confirmed that Respawn Entertainment's anticipated shooter Titanfall will be released on March 11, 2014.