IGN Exclusive: First Look At The Sims 3 Seasons!

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EA has just announced the next Sims expansion, The Sims 3: Seasons. In case you haven’t guessed it, this expansion pack adds the oft-requested seasons to the world of The Sims. Now your Sims will have a chance to interact with changing weather, as well as participate in various festivities associated with the seasons.

Sims 3 Associate Producer Ryan Vaughan feels that the expansion adds more immersion to The Sims, stating:

As much as I love summer, the fact that every day in The Sims 3 has the same exact weather can take away from the realism of the open world. With The Sims 3 Seasons, that is completely changed. Having both seasons and weather transitioning naturally during play adds a whole new dynamic to not only the realism of the open world, but to the gameplay as well. You can let your Sims swim in the ocean on a hot summer day, bob for apples among the autumn leaves, test their snowboarding skill on the half pipe, or welcome spring with a colorful umbrella and a walk in the rain! With all new activities to keep your Sims busy year-round, and an all new outerwear category in Create A Sim, seasons and weather create a brand new element for players to interact with.