The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff pack is officially announced with a brand new trailer. The forthcoming DLC pack will introduce several gameplay features that have been designed with feedback and input from The Sims 4 fans.
The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs will introduce lots of new gameplay features and locations for players, including a new place for Sims to WooHoo. Other new additions include a new career and players can also make their pets invincible too.
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
EA has officially announces The Sims Mobile. A mobile spin-off of the hugely popular simulation franchise The Sims, the iOS and Android game will have a soft launch in Brazil before being released ‘soon’ across the globe.
But the announcement of The Sims Mobile has also left fans and players of The Sims 4 furious, with some suggesting the mobile title is a waste of time and resources.
Earlier this year, The Sims 4 removed gender restrictions on a variety of character customisation features in an effort to make the game more inclusive. New features included making all voice audio available for characters, the ability to decide whether a character can be pregnant/can get someone pregnant, and making several hundred hairstyles and pieces of clothing available for all characters too.
The move was widely applauded by trans and non-binary gamers in particular who said that The Sims 4’s changes allowed them to make character that better represented themselves, with few games featuring trans characters or those that don’t identity with the gender binary. However, the game’s unisex clothing has a major glitch and now The Sims 4 team is vowing to fix it.
Released on PC in September 2014 (and on Mac in the following February), The Sims 4 has sold five million copies since launch. With such a lofty sales figure achieved, many console gamers have asked whether the development team would now be turning its attention to bringing The Sims 4 to PS4 and Xbox One.
Following rumours in recent weeks, the conversation about a PS4/Xbox One of the game has only increased, with fans of the popular simulation series looking for an official announcement from (The Sims 4 publisher EA). However, responding to speculation, a producer has now revealed that there are “no plans” for a console version of The Sims 4.
After The Sims 4 development team confirmed that players would soon be able to purchase a child-themed stuff pack, details about the upcoming DLC was soon revealed online. Not only did the DLC’s name, The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff, show up in a prematurely posted ESRB listing but a Sims 4 producer also announced that the DLC would be out this month.
As the month of June steadily comes to a close, EA and Maxis have now officially announced The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff. The brand new DLC pack will give “little rascals more to occupy their time,” adding a range of new gameplay and decor items to the popular god-hand game. Find out more after the break.
When The Sims 4 launched last year, it was almost unanimously criticised for not offering ay significant improvements over its predecessor; many agree that it wasn’t worth the full price. People also complained that The Sims 4 was missing vital features such as toddlers, leading some to believe that later down the line EA and Maxis would shove tons of extra features into expansion packs, thus forcing people to buy them.
With the Get to Work expansion and the smaller Outdoor Retreat and Luxury Party Stuff add-ons, we haven’t seen really that happen, but extra monetisation plans could be on the way if the work of one Sims 4 designer is to believed. It’s being suggested that The Sims 4 could soon get microtransactions, in a move that could upset the fanbase even more.
More on that after the break.
The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff pack is the very first ‘stuff pack’ for The Sims 4. Traditionally, Sims stuff packs just introduce new items as opposed to any massive gameplay overhauls such as The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion. Luxury Party Stuff is a little different in that regard as EA and Maxis have committed to including some smaller gameplay features in the Sims 4‘s stuff packs, which is likely because they want to make up for all of the things that The Sims 4 is missing (namely, toddlers).
As the name suggests, the pack includes all of the things your Sims will need to dress up nice and have a grand ol’ time. You can find out more about The Sims Luxury Party Stuff pack and watch the new launch trailer after the break.
Since launch, Sims 4 fans have lamented the game’s lack of content. The Get to Work and Outdoor Retreat packs certainly helped things but EA and Maxis would have to do a lot more to win core Sims 4 fans over – after all, so many players felt burnt by the game’s initial lack of pools family trees, and those are things seen as basic Sims game features.
There are plenty more content packs on the way though, as EA revealed we can expect at least three new Sims 4 add-ons between now and March 2016. The first of these adds ons is The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack, and we now know what it will include, along with a release date and a price. Find out more after the break.