The Sims 4 was presented during E3 2014 complete with new trailer and release date. After a five year break The Sims finally returns to PC on September 2nd. The once popular series has seen a decline in recent year, but Maxis and Electronic Arts plans on changing that by introducing us to the new generation of The Sims. Executive Producer Rachel Franklin revealed on stage that for the first time ever we will be able to control the “hearts” of our simulations. She is referring to some new features introduced with this installment, which give a wider range of options when interacting with your Sims.
The new features found in The Sims 4 include “Distinct Appearances”, “Unique Personalities”, and “New Emotions”. “Personalize your Sims distinct appearances, fashion, walk-styles and voices. The Sims you create have big personalities that are uniquely defined by their traits, aspirations and skills. The Sims you create influence what you can do for greater possibilities in the game. You control the mind, body, and now the heart of your Sims. For the first time, you control your Sims emotions.The Sims you create are full of life defined by their unique personalities and their emotions.”
The Sims 4 also includes a new powerful creation tool, which allows you to customize Sims to your liking. Dubbed Create A Sim, this new creation tool uses “reinvented technology” and is said to be much more powerful and intuitive than the tools used by previous games. Now you can simply drag facial features when creating Sims, as opposed to browsing through menus. The system also offers a wide range of accessories and comes with options for changing your character’s personality, movement, voice, and behavior. Without going on a tangent, let’s just say The Sims 4 will be a vast improvement over its predecessors and leave it at that.
The game can be pre-ordered for the price of $60 Limited Edition or $70 Digital Deluxe Edition. As you might have suspected, The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition features a few bonuses. The bonus content includes The Sims 4 Digital Soundtrack and two DLCs. The first one is called Life of the Party and “Features the Flaming Tiki Bar and sleek, stylized outfits for your Sims.” The second content pack goes by the name of Awesome Animal Hats and unsurprisingly “Features a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off!” Stay tuned for more news and updates.