The Sims 4 is coming to consoles, EA confirms. The game has already sold over five million copies on PC and Mac but players on PS4 and Xbox One have been eagerly anticipating news of a console release.
In August last year, a producer for the game stated that there were ‘no plans’ to bring the game to consoles. Thankfully, EA and The Sims 4 team appear to have changed their minds
The Sims 4 Comes to Consoles This November
The Sims 4 will be released on consoles on November 17. It will include all of the gameplay Sims fans have come to expect, such as the ability to create Sims, build houses, and travel between different worlds (including different neighbourhoods and venues.) Fans can also pre-order the game to gain access to the Perfect Patio Stuff pack DLC which adds hot tubs and new decor.
EA has also announced The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition. This version of the game comes with the Life of the Party, Up All Night, and Awesome Animal Hats DLC which include Flaming Tiki bars, animal hats and wild party outfits.
Console players have been asking for The Sims 4 to come to PS4 and Xbox One for quite a while, but players on PC and Mac are far less enthusiastic about this version of the game. Computer players have been complaining about a lack of content for a while, asking for more expansion packs (such as The Sims 4 Pets).
The Sims 4 console announcement also comes not long after EA announced The Sims Mobile, a mobile version of the game that brings the PC game to smaller screens. PC players were furious at the mobile announcement too, again asking why EA and the game’s development team are diverting resources away from the core game to work on a side project.
As we get closer to the console release date, PC players are only going to grow more and more concerned about what will happen to their version of the game once the PS4 and Xbox One editions are thrown into the mix. EA will have to convince PC players that they are valued, with actions not just words.