WOOT! ‘The Sims 4’ coming in 2014, hopefully will remain an offline experience

Maxis & Electronic Arts have just announced that The Sims 4 will be released for PCs and Macs in 2014. The press release states:

The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience

(emphasis mine)

This is reassuring, because as a fan of all things “Sim” since 1996, it’s breaking my heart that I cannot yet justify purchasing the new SimCity due to its numerous issues, including its mandatory ‘always on’ setting. I am still playing The Sims 3 on my pc (I’m loving Late Night), but won’t hesitate to sign in to Origin to download this new entry into the franchise once it has become available.

So, Nirds, are you just as geeked as I am about this news?