The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs: GamesRadar Interviews SimGuruGrant

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Gaming website, Games Radar, has released an interview with SimGuruGrant on the Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack. Check out the full interview here.

Prepare to have your cute glands milked until they’re withered husks, as The Sims 4 is about to hear the pitter-patter of tiny, furry feet. New expansion Cats & Dogs is bringing the series’ most important feature back: pets. Fancy cat breeds, your favorite dog breeds, a new Create A Pet tool and – because this is The Sims – foxes and raccoons.


With the addition of animals comes the new veterinarian career option, and a new coastal town called Brindleton Bay. In case you’re still wondering if this is enough to pull you back into your Sims addiction, allow me to point out the CORGI IN A TUXEDO in the trailer.

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack is coming to PC and Mac on November 10. We spoke to Grant Rodiek, producer on The Sims 4, to get more details on the massive update to the game.

Have pets been something that fans have been asking to see return to Sims?

Grant Rodiek: Let me put it this way: before we even launched the base game, fans were asking for this expansion. Dogs and cats are the most requested feature in every Sims life cycle and it is our single biggest challenge as a studio, for a couple reasons:


One, we have to add two new species, and if you look ‘under the hood’, it’s actually five: puppies, kittens, small dogs, large dogs, cats. This means we have to do, in some cases, five times the animation we normally do, not to mention we need to animate every permutation of child to puppy, adult to puppy, and so forth (when you think about socials). Basically, from a technical perspective, it requires a massive update to the engine that no other expansion requires.

Two, people are very passionate about pets. Cats and dogs are so meaningful to people’s lives, and they are very focused on what they can do in our game.