One of the major complaints when The Sims 4 broke ground was the lack of toddlers in the base game. Every new feature and update announced from thereon had hundreds of complaints about the missing life stage.
We knew through datamining that toddlers were planned at some point. When all the age groups are listed together, there was one entry that was conspicuously left blank. This led to theories that they would be added in some kind of DLC later down the line. Yet almost after a year of waiting, people had given up hope…but that ends today!
Toddlers have been in the works for quite some time. They come with hundreds of new animations, dozens of new interactions, along with a slew of outfits. You can teach them to talk, help develop their skills, or even make them dance.
Toddlers will be available as a free update starting TODAY on The Sims 4!
After months of leaks and rumors, The Sims team has finally announced their next great expansion pack. The Sims 4: City Living is expected to bring the hustle and bustle of the big city over to PC screens across the world.
Previous leaked information (which we won’t be able to confirm until tomorrow), included new apartment and penthouse lot types, tourist NPCs, new traits, and Indian cuisine.
The official trailer launches soon, so check back tomorrow for more in-depth information regarding the pack.
Today’s new update marks the first time in Sims history where Sims can officially wear clothes outside of their gender. Kiss those mods goodbye, as now your Sims will gain access to almost the entire lineup of clothes, hairstyles, voices, and accessories that were previously only available to specific genders.
Create-A-Sim will now utilize a Gender Customization option that allows you to change whether the Sim has a masculine or feminine frame, their toileting behavior, and whether or not they can be impregnated. Create-A-Sim will also have a new filter that lets you toggle the display of masculine or feminine fashion choices.
These new changes follow in line closely to games like Saints Row 3, which was one of the few at its time to allow the main character to wear clothes of either gender.
To help visualize these changes, let’s go through the process of creating a new sim. First you select whether the Sim is male or female. By default the clothing options, hairstyles, and accessories will only display fashion choices matching the Sim’s sex. If you wish to display clothing of the opposite gender, you’ll need to disable the [masculine] or [feminine] filter.
Underneath the male and female symbols are the Gender Customization Options. This allows you to change your Sim’s physical frame, their clothing preference, their pregnancy setting, and how they’ll use the toilet.
For those curious about the random generation of townies, Lindsay Pearson took to twitter to clarify that “the game will not automatically create any NPCs using this new functionality.”
Aside from this, we finally have the new lightning system that was announced in a previous post. This new effect allows both the sun and the moon to project through the windows if the player sets their Lighting settings to Very High in Options.
The Sims 4 updated today with a surprise update celebrating the series 16th anniversary. Items and interactions from previous games in the franchise were included in today’s patch.
First we have the Gardener, who can be hired from the cellphone menu. They tend to appear in the mornings at 9:00 AM to water your plants. If you think they’re doing a great job, you can even give them a tip of 100 Simoleons.
Next is the Tragic Clown painting which first appeared in The Sims 1. Sims who gaze upon this miserable painting will be swept with of sadness. Aside from that, there’s the Plumbob poster to celebrate The Sims’ 16th Anniversary.
The Kleptomaniac Trait from The Sims 3 has returned enabling Sims to swipe objects from their neighbors. Kleptomaniacs who get caught in the act will have the Embarrassed moodlet. Kleptomanics also gain a few social interactions, such as nervously asking a Sim about their “prized possessions”, or “enthusing over the Thrill of stealing.”
Lastly we have the Grilled Cheese aspiration. It unlocks after eating several Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Once it’s selected, you can chat with others about Grilled Cheese. Completing all the tasks in the Aspiration unlocks the new “Melt Master” trait. This trait allows Sims to summon Grilled Cheese sandwiches and paint Grilled Cheese on an easel.
One cool minor feature lets you filter custom content from the base game. In addition, all custom content will now have a blue wrench icon attached to their portraits.
Other notable aspects to this update are:
The inclusion of the Treat items from the #TeamTrick vs #TeamTreat event.
Twitter functionality, allowing you to post screenshots and achievements.
New Audio Settings, letting your radio music match the game’s current speed.
This time it’s a pre-stuff pack update gearing up for the Movie Hangout pack coming out next week!
Create your own personalized cinema with these 8 new movie posters based on previously released promotional trailers for The Sims 4. Now you can reminisce the moments when Amber’s theme song played for the very first time — or take a trip down memory lane when those doctors stripped down in the Malpractice video. Each poster is beautifully encased in a glossy frame, adding a splash of color that’s perfect for your entertainment room.
List of Movie Posters
Cow Plant Love
Cop and Llama
A long-time staple feature to the Sims series has finally returned. If your Sim behaves inappropriately at a neighbor’s house, they may ask for your Sim to leave the premises.
Last but not least is a change to the way Sims react to fights. Sims will cheer on friends who win a fight, while enemies will cheer when their adversary loses.
Maxis released yet another trailer for The Sims 4: Get Together! This time, the video focuses on new skills where Sims can bust out the hottest dance moves or play the latest tunes on the DJ Booth.
With practice, Sims can level up their DJ skills to unlock more types of music to play. Once they reach a certain level, they’ll gain the ability to “pump up the crowd” causing Sims nearby to fist pump the music. There will also be a new trait called “The Dance Machine,” being described with the ability to help your Sim pick up new dance moves.
Aside from that, we learned you can dance in-sync with your club members and even challenge one of them to a dance battle!
The trailer also briefly showed off a new section of Windenburg which appears to be the Business district shown in the concept artwork. This modern locale sits on a pier surrounded by Tudor style buildings off into the distance.
Within this district is a new dance club, one of the few locations you can show off your new dance moves in The Sims 4: Get Together!
The true purpose behind the Trick and Treat interactions added in September 24th’s patch has come to light. Running October 23rd through the 31st, the #TeamTrick vs. #TeamTreat Challenge pits players against one another in a battle of the social interactions!
The reward? Three of six possible new items in The Sims 4! Which ones get implemented into the game depends on which side pulls the biggest numbers. The challenge will have three rounds lasting three days a piece, each with trick and treat themed items. Just hop onto The Sims 4 during the challenge days and spam the interaction of your choosing on every Sim in sight!
Like the trick item from the first round but the treat from the second? Not to worry. Just switch teams for that round. Each round will have their own tally, so we could get the trick item from one round and the treat item from another.
The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff is releasing next week for the low price of $9.99 USD! Not only will this stuff pack include new clothing, hairstyles, and furniture, but new gameplay objects as well.
Feed those hungry party goers with the new banquet table, filling it with either your Sims’ own cooking or quickly stocking it automatically. Also included is a food/drink fountain that can be placed atop the banquet table and streams chocolate among other things.
Players looking to spruce up their homes and venues for a night of luxury, or those just itching for some new Create A Sim content are in for a treat. We’ll return with more information after the pack releases on May 19th!
A new stuff pack called The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack was recently announced! Currently, very little is known about it, but given it’s title, it can be assumed it will contain a variety of content related to luxurious parties. Please stay tuned for future updates coming next week!