The Sims 4: New Official Survey Making Its Rounds


There is a new official EA/Maxis survey making rounds worldwide, asking players to pick and choose their favorites from some possible The Sims 4 content. The first of many to come forward with the survey was reader John51 over at SimCookie, giving us descriptions of what seem to be “Expansion Pack” ideas for The Sims 4.

The scene:
Visit the hottest spots in town, from simple neighborhood greasy spoon posh nightclubs through the chic and trendy lounges. Become rich and famous to access the benefits reserved to the jet-set, eg. living in a penthouse suite, luxury hot tubs and beautiful cars. What will your Sims after dark?
Animals & company:
Create the perfect pet (or imperfect) for your Sims with a variety of dogs, cats, lizards, rodents and birds unique. Teach them tricks, and participate with them in talent contests, or, simply stroll and watch them destroy your neighbor’s garden … the more you pet, the more you will enjoy!
Hobbies and skills:
Awaken your Sims’ true passions gradually as they discover and excel at all-new activities. They type in the ball, family practice dance, play in a group with friends or confectionnent decorations for the home, your Sims can now develop skills, build friendships and succeed in their lives and a thousand one ways.
Select the job of your dreams, and take hold of the actions and choices of your Sims through interactive games on the spot! Tell the story of the aspiring chef whose dining options will build or break a career, or take the role of a criminal mastermind and Burgle a magnificent residence … your Sims succeed or they fail they? Their fate is in your hands!
Strive for academic excellence! Women’s clubs and fraternities, secret societies and sports clubs can help you build strong professional relationships, but only if you have your diploma! Choose a specialty follow the course and write memory, all in harmony with an active social life.
Rise to stardom:
Watch your Sims go to the celebrity shine in the spotlight, or shatter as singers, actors, supermodels and rock musicians. Do you have what it takes to get a coveted Simmy Award and to participate in larger events nomination?

Weather and Disasters:
Experience the beauty and awesome power of nature like never before while the weather plays an important role in shaping the lives and environments of your Sims. How do you prepare your house facing the severe weather? You’ll face the storm, and will you help your neighbor after the disaster, or tempt fate and you participate in to pillage?
Face the joys and sorrows of a changing weather! The holiday season, the outdoor clothing, and new activities, eg. skiing, sunbathing and face painting, provide a guarantee that the Sims have plenty of things to do, regardless of the temperature outside.
University of Magic:
Re join your fellow wizards in a school specializing in curses, potions and dragonologie. Do you have the skills and dedication necessary to achieve the rank of supreme master dragon, or forsake you and you démunira does one of your powers forever?
Crime and justice:
Make changes in the city where your Sims live, do clean the streets assuming the office of mayor, and arrange for neighborhood improvement projects, OR indulge in crime and greed by establishing a criminal organization which is illegal black market and smuggling. Choose your side in the world of crime and justice!
Wonderful world of winter
Invite winter to your door, your neighborhood and bury under a beautiful blanket of snow! Build a snowman, cover your Sims with winter clothes, or take the family on a trip to an alpine village for skiing, ice skating or snowboarding.
Fast and fearless:
Your Sims can go wherever they want at a brisk pace and style in sports cars, on motorcycles and superb road bikes! Compete against other Sims on single streets and win new parts, price and beautiful vehicles, or have fun at the street party.
Put on your clothes wizard and enter your wand, there’s magic in the air! Fly with dragons, trolls conjure the battle, and are fabricating wonderful artifacts to help your friends and terrorize your enemies.
At sunset, the party in full swing with the beachfront discos, karaoke, and live music!
Amusement park:
Enjoy a great day at the amusement park, and try all the fun entertainment and carnival games! Ride the roller coaster of your dreams, and make your Sims live thrills.
Cliffs on the ocean:
Magnificent cliffs and calm seas surround the bustling port of an island in the Mediterranean. Charter a fishing boat, dive in search of pearls, or relax on a majestic beach.
Your Sim wakes up alone on a deserted island in the heart of the tropics … Use your survival skills to build a makeshift shelter, find food and find a way to help you. Can you escape before the eruption and destruction of the island?
Experience the thrill and glamor in the shoes of a gambler! Send your Sims shopping on the Grands Boulevards, or play free games interactive casino.
Made the Acquisition and manage your own resort or simply go ahead your vacation! Combine sparkling pools, luxurious thalassotherapy treatments, festive buffets and unique local specialties to create the ideal place.
Cruise ship:
Sail the high seas on board a beautiful cruise ship luxury! Dine at the poolside bar, turn other Sims challenge during a basketball game, or stay in your private cabin and share a romantic moment on the veranda.
Heroes and Villains:
Secret identities, superpowers and spandex blend and intermingle to create super-Sims! Fight against crime, change the world around you with telekinetic powers, or manipulate your friends and enemies by controlling their thoughts.
Create-a-puppy to develop new best companion for your Sim! Teach your dog new tricks, practice the hunting collectibles, playing with toys, or let participate in a dog show! Make your puppy and help them grow! With age, there will be a faithful and loyal companion, or will it aggressive and independent? Your interactions with your dog will shape its future!
Pool & Jacuzzi
Create for your Sims the most beautiful pool that is with slides, diving boards, ball games and water volleyball. Personalize range Jacuzzis for two to eight people, and install a pool bar!
Rock band:
From the garage to the stage of a stadium, take your Sims on an epic musical journey and capture them into rock superstars! Let yourself be carried away success at the height of the social glory.
Wilderness explorer:
Experience the great outdoors with hiking, fishing, camping and whitewater rafting. What new adventures await you around the corner?
Green Thumb:
Step into the greenhouse, and put your green thumb to the test by looking crops, flowers or ornamental plants. Combine plants and create wonderful new varieties become the best gardener in the neighborhood.
Tree houses:
Create and customize unique tree houses with themes of piracy, fairy tales and return to earth.
Cemetery good rest:
Reveal the secrets of the cemetery! Explore the crypts, bind up a friendship with a ghost, and help turbulent spirits find rest.
New Year’s Eve:
Host a New Year’s Eve, and make a toast at midnight, and then, continue the party in the splendor with stunning fireworks, but be careful, because you play with fire, Sims end up getting burned …
Pleasure of the sun:
Fun in the sun with water activities in the garden, eg. a small pool, a water slide and water jets!
Sports to do in the garden:
Play baseball, football, or take a water fight in the garden of your Sim.
Dress your Sims with the polo team and magnificent bowling shoes, and confront them with other Sims to see which are capable of the finest strikes! Do you have what it takes to win the league trophy?
Give your Sim with a new collection of lipsticks, blush, eye shadow and a variety of colors of nail polish.
Skateboards and bikes:
Explore your neighborhood at full speed and in style when you decorate your skateboard and ride your bike with stickers and other accessories.
Fashion Week:
Place the podium, select your model and choose a dress. Do you have what it takes to launch your fashion empire?
Water Park:
With three slides and unique pool games, eg. volleyball in the water, create a wonderful underwater world that will entertain children and adults.
Professional player:
Become a professional video player, for that, build the ultimate gaming system, join a team, looking for sponsors, and play against other Sims to become the champion of champions.
Incredible discovery:
Become a master fisherman and collector with dozens of new aquatic creatures and a beautiful aquarium to put it. Fishing net allows the master to catch several fish at a time.
Fun night:
The whole family has fun with board games, card games and pinball.
Luxury living:
Indulge refinement that allow you to buy Simoleons. Stylish furniture, clothing, haute couture, and a superb luxury jacuzzi put your Sims in a romantic atmosphere.

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In addition to the gameplay content ideas listed above, the survey also includes a feedback section on pricing. According to 2011simone on official forums, the survey even asks about “paying for content upfront at a discounted price”.


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*UPDATE* – Zerbu has updated us with some additional information from the survey.

Recipes – Food and drink items that Sim scan cook and eat to provide gameplay benefits.
Examples include: Sphaghetti and Meatballs, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pancakes, Special Drinks, etc.
Careers – A new career experience that allows your Sims to pursue a new, unique occupation.
Examples include: Fire Fighter, Astronaur, Doctor, Ghost Hunter, Criminal Mastermind, etc.
Non Player Characters – New computer controlled Sims for your Sims to interact with.
Examples include: Bella Goth, Agnus Crumblebottom, Mailman, Pizza Delivery Person, Bigfoot, etc.
Worlds – A rich new set of themed neighborhoods that your Sims can explore, featuring new Interactive Gameplay Objects and a mix of supporting items (clothing and accessories, hair styles, makeup and tattoos, interior decorative and exterior decorative objects, etc.)
Examples Include: Tropical Shores, Ocean Cliffs, Mountain Hollow, Diamond Coast, River Valley, etc.
Exterior Decorative Objects – Decorative objects to customize the exterior of your Sims’ homes, with no new gameplay features.
Examples include: Different styles and colors of doors, windows, decorative plants, etc. Styles could include vintage, modern, rustic, etc.
Hair Styles – Different hair styles that you can use to customize you Sims
Clothing & Accessories – Different clothing and accessories for you to customize your Sims’ appearance.
Examples include: Shirts, Pants, Dresses, Shoes, Hats, Jewelry, etc.
Exterior Decorative Objects – Decorative objects to customize the exterior of your Sims’ homes, with no new gameplay features.
Examples include: Different styles and colors of doors, windows, decorative plants, etc. Styles could include vintage, modern, rustic, etc.
Destinations – A group of venues that fall under a certain theme for your Sims to visit, where they can socialize with other Sims and interact with multiple Interactive Gameplay Objects.
Example: The Amusement Park Destination which contains the Arcade, Haunted House, and Food Market Venues.
Venues – A themed pre constructed lot (separate from your Sims’ home) for your Sims to visit, where they can socialize with other Sims and interact with new Interactive Gameplay Objects.
Interior Decorative Objects – Decorative objects to customize the interior of your Sims’ homes, with no new gameplay features.
Examples include: Different styles and colors of tables, chairs, couches, beds, showers, etc. Styles could include vintage, modern, rustic, etc.
Make-Up & Tattoos – Different types and colors of makeup and tattoos that you can use to customize your Sims’ appearance.
Gameplay Features – Large gameplay systems that significantly expand the core gameplay experience by adding new game functionality.
Examples include: Casino Games, Zombies, Boating, Camping, Roller Coaster Creator, etc.
Clothing & Accessories – Different clothing and accessories for you to customize your Sims’ appearance.
Examples include: Shirts, Pants, Dresses, Shoes, Hats, Jewelry, etc.
Interactive Gameplay Objects – New objects with gameplay functionality, that Sims can interact with.
Examples include: Chess board, guitar, telescope, etc.
Green Thumb – Enter the Greenhouse and put your green thumb to the test caring for crops, flowers, or ornamental plants. Combine plants to create fabulous new varietals, and become the top gardener on the block.
Skateboards & Bicycles – Travel your neighborhood with speed and style when you decorate your skateboard and bicycle with custom stickers and accessories.