There is no confirmation if this will be the *final* forum site for The Sims 4, but until we do get an update by EA, click here to check out the forums. (Requires an Origin Account to post)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Life just got better. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced the first details forThe Sims™ 4, the next-generation of the hit life simulator franchise launching in 2014. The Sims 4 gives fans an entirely new way to experience the excitement and delight of life’s moments. Built on a brand new technology platform, The Sims 4 empowers players to create and control an entirely new generation of Sims like never before. Through powerful new creative tools and dynamic, emotion-rich gameplay, every relationship is interwoven to create a ripple effect that shapes the life journey of the Sims. The world debut gameplay trailer for The Sims 4 is available to view at www.TheSims.com.
“Over 10 years ago, we created a genre, now we’re taking our most revolutionary step forward by focusing on the heart of the franchise, the Sims themselves,” said Rachel Franklin, VP and Executive Producer for The Sims 4. “The magic of The Sims has always come from the combination of the player’s creativity and the Sims’ free will, and in The Sims 4 we’re taking this further by unlocking more possibilities and deeper gameplay opportunities. The Sims 4 is the bold leap for the franchise where each Sim now has a rich emotional center that drives meaningful social interactions. Your ability to affect the mind, body and heart of these new Sims brings your stories to life in a way that is more personal than ever before.”
The Sims 4 brings all new ways to play with life. Built on the foundation of a brand new technology platform, the nuance and delight of being human come together to create more intelligent, more emotionally rich and more relatable Sims. These Sims have evolved into beings whose every action is informed and affected by interactions and emotional states. Because players are in control of life’s triumphs and failures, life’s moments make stories richer, Sims more relatable and their homes more personal. Pair these revolutionary new Sims with brand new creative tools that are powerful, agile and tactile, and the result is a provocative new gameplay experience that powers a new era for The Sims.
The Sims 4 combines revolutionary Sims with powerful creative tools and all-new emotion-based gameplay, to reinvent The Sims experience. Built on the foundation of brand new technologies that Maxis calls SmartSim, The Sims 4 is the most intelligent, relatable and personal life simulation ever. For the first time, player choice shapes not just a single moment, but the entire life journey of the Sims.
For more than a decade, The Sims has entertained millions of people across the globe and has left an indelible footprint on the interactive world. A world-renowned interactive entertainment phenomenon, The Sims has sold 175 million units to date and continues to enhance its rich multi-platform portfolio with offerings that inspire creativity and reach one of the most passionate audiences in interactive entertainment.
Tell Stories That Span a Lifetime – Life is incredibly rich and multifaceted. The Sims offers players personality and aspirations that emulate the beauty of life but, for the first time, in The Sims 4, Sims are now emotionally aware. They are capable of experiencing a range of emotions that have a direct impact on the way the game is played. In The Sims 4, player choices influence the gameplay not just in this moment but down the line. Just like in real life, these choices have a cascading effect that shapes the entire life journey of their Sims.
Connect with Sims on a New Level – Players are in control of a new wave of Sims, brimming over with intelligence and unique characteristics. The result of this enhanced intelligence is new Sims that behave and react more naturally than ever before. Stories unfold dynamically as Sims socialize, multitask, and engage with each other on a new level.
Creativity for All – Rebuilt from the ground up to be more powerful and intuitive, the tools in The Sims 4 will change the way players bring Sims and their homes to life. With Create A Sim, players reach into the game, sculpting Sims by hand; it’s like playing with clay, but less messy.
The new Build Mode gives players all the control they want with new tactile features that allow them to build homes by simply dragging and dropping rooms. It’s easier and faster for players to create the homes they want. These tools have been designed to allow players to create with speed and flexibility.
The Sims 4 is showcased first
Today, as part of the Sims 4 announcement, SimGuruPopTart posted a topic listing the official trailers. The following are the two trailers released today.
The EA Press Conference Live at Gamescom is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30th @ 7am Pacific! As usual, we will host the live event right here on SimsVIP, and have a replay available for those who miss it.
EA’s Gamescom Press Conference (August 20th, 2013) – Begins at 7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central, 10am Eastern, 3pm BST, 4pm CEST, (Wednesday August 21 at 12.01am AEST)
This is a bit of a personal post, but one I have been saving for awhile. I hope it’s not minded >.>
If you come back and find my name has been changed to Mud, it was minded.
What I want is a fun game. On a personal level, graphics don’t matter that much, and I’ve learned I can actually enjoy graphics that were previously on my list of types I would never, ever try. For example, Borderlands; I swore I would never enjoy a game with cell-shaded graphics. That game is still one I go back and play, despite the fact it uses a graphics type I utterly loathe. So, why do I play that game? Because it’s fun, because it doesn’t take itself seriously despite being a first-person shooter, and because it’s not afraid to make me rethink how important graphics actually are to a game.
So, what I’m hoping for is they reveal a game that, despite any dislike of graphics the community may have, utterly blows us away. I want another Borderlands; another game that comes out of left field and makes you reconsider what’s actually important to you as a gamer. I want to hear people dismiss any concerns they have over how much better everything else is.
Thing is, some of the Sims team have been working on this series from the start. They’ve got the experience. They’ve got the talent. And they’ve been dropping hints (such as the one I mistakenly posted earlier *cough*) that this game will be as good as I am hoping.
We have less than 20 hours to go before Gamescom, and we have someone there who will provide us with info. But, in the meantime, what are you hoping for with Gamescom? What are you hoping they’ll say? And what is actually important to you, as a gamer, and what preconceptions about what you’re willing to accept are you willing to give up?
The Sims 3 Expansion Bundle lets your Sims live life to the fullest! Take Sims of all generations on the adventure of their lives with The Sims 3 Expansion Bundle. Your Sims will journey to exotic destinations to hunt for hidden treasures in The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack. Uncover new skills, experience new personality traits, and garner rewards … if your Sims succeed!
In The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack, start off in the imagination-fueled world of childhood and embrace the drama of the teen years. Experience the complicated realities of adult life, then reap the benefits of growing through each life stage.
♦ The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack Disc
♦ The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack Disc
♦ Bonus Content: Exclusive Jet Set Content from The Sims 3 Store. (EA has created a special bonus set for this bundle, including items from all three “Jet Set” Sets)
The Sims 3 Store Bonus Jet Set Content that comes with the Sims 3 Expansion Bundle can be redeemed here. Enter the code from the leaflet included inside the box, and download the content from your Purchase History.
The price for this Sims 3 Expansion Bundle in North America is $19.99 ($39.99 depending on where you purchase). You can purchase this collection at any of the retailers listed below, or check your local retailers for availability.
Head to The Sims 3 Store, or get in game, and snatch up these two freebies while you can. In addition to these freebies, The “I Heart The 50’s” set is on sale for 600 simpoints.
♦ Waning Moon from 2500 to 1300 Simpoints
♦ Full Regal Living from 2400 to 1250 Simpoints
♦ Le Cirque Celebration from 3000 to 1350 Simpoints
♦ Bayside Kitchen Set from 1175 to 600 simpoints
♦ Oh My Goth Compilation from 3400 to 1750 simpoints