At a press conference at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Electronic Arts took the lid off of The Sims 4 and, after showing it off a bit, announced that they are looking at a 2014 release for the next installment for their wildly popular game franchise.
The game will feature enhancements to the creation tools and more focus on the emotions of the Sims. Their emotion will have an effect on their behavior using a new technology that Maxis refers to as "SmartSim". When Sims' meet each other, what happens during the encounter will aslo affect the way they react the next time they meet.
You can jump to the official website for a look see.