EA has said that The Sims 4 will now be released on PC in autumn 2014.
The publisher has already made a point of stressing in no uncertain terms that its single play portions will be playable entirely offline – a decision no doubt resulting from the publisher's tricky experiences with SimCity earlier this year.
Gamers who pre-order The Sims 4 will receive the Limited Edition which includes The Sims 4 Life of the Party Digital content.
"The Sims franchise has the best fans in the world and their passion and enthusiasm is at an all-time high," The Sims Studio VP and GM Rachel Franklin stated. "Those millions of voices will fuel our development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made."