This morning, Jill Johnson, Associate Producer of The Sims 4, showed off the new Create A Sim tool during the live broadcast. We can’t stress enough that what you’re seeing now is the early development stages of The Sims 4. Since they’re taking in feedback from all around the globe, the game’s design and features are subject to change.
Right off the bat, you can begin customizing your Sim’s proportions by manipulating several control points around the body. Just like clay, you can sculpt the body by dragging the mouse around each point. Want to have narrow shoulders with meaty forearms, or sculpt curvaceous thighs and small feet? Go ahead, the possibilities are endless!
Turning the Sim around unravels even more customizable areas. You can adjust the size of the belly, or increase the size of their booty!
The design team has created a wide variety of ethnic face templates to choose from. You are free to customize them even further in “Detail Edit Mode,” like changing their pupil sizes, or adjusting their eyelids and folds.
There’s even a wide assortment of body templates to choose from, and you can adjust their physical attributes through the “Fitness” and “Heaviness” sliders. The former controls how muscular your Sim looks with abs and all, while the latter controls their chubbiness.
Hats are now separate from hairstyles! You can now place a hat on any hairstyle you please.
The Sims 4 returns with the standard clothing options of tops, bottoms, and shoes. The boots will now go over the pants, however, if you wear bell bottoms, the boots tuck under the pants.
After you’ve finished customizing their looks, it’s time to choose their traits, aspiration, and walking styles. So far there’s four different walking styles; default, perky, snooty, and swagger.
Well that’s it for now, the next Live Broadcast will air September 17th, so we’ll see you then!
Notes from the Live Broadcast:
- The game is currently in pre-alpha stage of development.
- The 4 currently known walking styles are; default, perky, snooty, and swagger.
- There are no weather nor pets in the base game.
- The design team is working on longer and curlier hair.
- You can choose from tops, bottoms, and shoes like The Sims 3.
- The decor of a room can affect a Sim’s mood.
- Hats and hairstyles are no longer attached and are now separate.
- There’s no Create-A-Style for now, but there’s talks among the design team on whether they should include it.
- There are currently 5 different ages.
- Multitasking plays a big part in gameplay.
- In Create-A-Sim, you can model almost any part of the body with just the mouse.
- Currently, there are 3 voices: Clear, warm, and brash. There is also a bar for pitch.
- No adjustable height sliders.
- You can adjust the size of the feet.
- You can preview a Sim’s emotion in Create A Sim.
- There’s now a wide assortment of facial structures with more ethnic diversity than ever before!
- Moodlets will be included with clothing. For example, wearing something like a red dress can make your Sim feel confident.