Some excellent news came out of EA this week in the form of The Sims news. This November, The Sims 4 will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, being the first console port of the series since last gen’s Sims 3 in 2010. Will it be a watered down version, however?
“Since our initial launch on PC, we have made several updates to the base game, ranging from the addition of Ghosts and Pools, to New Careers, Half-Walls, and Dishwashers! Not to mention, we also added the world of Newcrest, to give your Sims space to continue to grow; overhauled the Create a Sim tool, to provide expanded gender customization options; and most recently, added Toddlers as a new playable life state! All of these great updates will be available to you at launch when you play The Sims 4 on console.”
If you’re one of the 7 people who have never played The Sims before, let us explain. The Sims is a life simulator where you create and care for a family of digital inhabitants. Help them look after themselves and help them work their way up their career ladder, while building their relationships with friends and finding love. Sounds all mushy and ‘lame’, but it’s highly addictive and great fun.
Spend wages on buying better household items for their home, upgrade their home if you wish, too, and invite the neighbours around for late night parties and social events. Make sure your Sim’s level of happiness is above average by feeding them, making sure they’re clean and healthy, getting enough social interaction and providing them with enough sleep to get them through their day. All while having a bit of fun and learning new skills along the way.
“Upon The Sims 4’s release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this November, Maxis and the team at Blind Squirrel Games plan on revisiting our current lineup of extra DLC to bring over some of the best experiences to console on a regular basis, but we plan to start providing players periodic game updates that mirrors some of the latest content we’ve released for PC, delivering new features, and continuing to improve your game experience.”
The Sims 4 will release on November 17th for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. EA Access members will be able to try it out early as part of their subscription.