Voice Actors Scott Whyte & Cia Court are two of many voice actors confirmed to be a part of The Sims 4 sound production. As we have learned, there are over half a million sound files in The Sims 4, and both Scott and Cia play a role in creating those sound bits.
Scott Whyte is best known for his roles as Chris from “City Guys”, Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Diablo III, or as Jazz in Transformers: War for Cybertron. It is not known yet which character(s) will feature Scott’s voice, but you can check out all his work on his YouTube Channel. (Confirmed here to have recently worked on the game with Cia Court)
Cia Court is best known as the voice of the mysterious girl rescued in Telltale’s upcoming The Wolf Among Us, as well as the voice of many Radio/TV commercials. According to Cia Court’s website, she is confirmed to be the voice of “Sofia” in The Sims 4 Gameplay Trailer. You can check out some of Cia Court’s work on her website.
According to a post by Mod The Sims user McNum, the Danish magazine “Gameplay”, provides the following information on The Sims 4′s Sound and Acoustics:
There’s also something about the sound design, which I haven’t seen mentioned yet. The game has over half a million sound files. Also the sound system has gotten a technical overhaul to allow sound to have a direction, so a Sim with his back facing the camera will sound a little muffled when he speaks, or a stereo being blocked by walls and sounding different depending on the shape of the room.Basically, we have acoustics.”
And the answer to the usual silly bit that gameplay always asks is… To make the sounds for a Sim playing an instrument badly, in this case the violin, they ask the professional musicians to swap hands and try to play. Clever.
Robi Kauker talks sound design. He mentions that it takes about a month for the voice actors to be able to speak a convincing Simlish, and that while the Sims may use the same words for certain things, the tone and pronunciation will change depending on emotional state. Which is where a lot of the 500.000 sound files come from. Very subtle variations of the same lines in Simlish.
This information was revealed while I was away in Germany, so huge thanks to PatrickSim for bringing it to my attention.
When Pre-Ordering The Sims 3 Into the Future, players will receive the “Quantum Power Pack” Limited Edition Bonus Content. Below is a description and photo of this content.
Pre-order The Sims 3 Into the Future Expansion Pack and get the exclusive Quantum Power Pack, featuring a hibernation chamber and multi-function power suit!
• Put your Sims on Ice – Place your Sim into the Quantum Power Chamber and stop the ravages of time – and put their needs on hold indefinitely.
• Tap Into the Benefits of Quantum Power – The Chamber can quip your Sim with a futuristic Quantum Power Suit, enabling them to teleport around the globe or scan the world for collectibles!
• Put Your Sim in “Time Out” – Too busy to tend to your Sims’ needs? No problem. Just put them in the Quantum Power Suit and instantly bio-stabilize your Sims.
Hi everyone! The last two videos of the newest Premium Content have been uploaded! This concludes my “video” overviews, and I am currently working on adding Midnight Hollow to The Sims 3 World Guide. I expect to complete it all by Monday night. (fingers crossed!)
The last Caption Contest now has a winner! Congrats to KittenCat for coming up with the winning caption on last week’s photo!
“The Holy Cow Memorial Hospital presents their latest revolutionary drug:
Welcome to the Future…”
The time has come to reveal the winner of our Sims 3 Dragon Valley giveaway!
Drosera, please check your emails as I have sent you details on the prize. Congrats to the winner, and thank you to everyone for participating!
Ever wonder what the developers are up to when they’re not creating our beautiful Sims? Creative Director to The Sims 4, Ray Mazza, gives us an inside look at The Sims Office Pranks.
Maxis is bursting at the seams with creative people. Usually, that creativity is spent making awesome Sims games. Sometimes, it is channeled into art projects or landscaping or fine cuisine. Or, occasionally, that creativity gets diverted into mischief. I remember a lot of that mischief fondly, so I’d like to share just a few of the occasions when it found its way into someone’s cube.
The Giant Beach Ball
Meet Manu! Manu made the mistake of being away from his office for a while during the middle of The Sims 3 expansion packs. Naturally, we filled his office with small beach balls. And a gargantuan, 12-foot-diameter ball.
The Sims 3 Pets Limited Edition, The Sims 3 Showtime, and The Sims 3 Hidden Springs, are on sale right now at The Microsoft Store! Save $20 on Showtime, and $10 off Pets and Hidden Springs. Big Thanks to PsychoChick966 for the tip!
Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)
The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow is available now on The Sims 3 Store!
We’ve also released The Golden Ticket Toy Shop with Midnight Hollow! For more information, click here!
I also have a SURPRISE! So many of you have been asking for backgrounds so we created two for you to download! One with no Sims! One with the Sims!