The Sims 4 announced for 2014

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims 4 will be shipping in autumn 2014 worldwide. In development at Maxis The Sims Studio, The Sims 4 brings all new ways to play with life; powerful new creative tools, all-new Sims with enhanced emotion and intelligence, and a gaming experience where players control the mind, body and heart of their Sims to bring their stories to life like never before.

"The Sims franchise has the best fans in the world and their passion and enthusiasm is at an all-time high. 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. We cant wait to see our fans reaction when The Sims 4 comes out in autumn 2014."
says Rachel Franklin, VP and General Manager of The Sims Studio.

Those who pre-order now will receive the Limited Edition which comes with The Sims 4 Life of the Party Digital Content. Not sure what that entails. But those with The Sims 3 may be disappointed as the content from The Sims 3 will not be transferable to The Sims 4.