When EA unveiled the theme and trailer for the next Sims 4 Expansion Pack, Snowy Escape, reactions from the community were mostly positive and enthusiastic. Even though many people have had to put their travel plans on hold, Sims 4 fans can vacation vicariously through their Sims to the vibrant, Japanese-inspired world of Mount Komorebi or choose to live there full-time. It snows all year on the mountain, meaning no matter the season, Sims can vacation to this new world and enjoy thrilling winter sports, find their zen, build their own sanctuary, and define their lifestyle.
This new update comes with improved depth to Sims in the form of Lifestyles and Sentiments. Lifestyles are based on a Sim’s experiences and behaviors and influence what a Sim will do when fully autonomous and how they will feel in certain situations. Lifestyles include things like Workaholic, Frequent Traveler, and Adrenaline Seeker. Sims can have up to three at a time, and as their habits change, their Lifestyles will also shift. Sims can also change their Lifestyle using a reward potion or by calling a lifestyle coach. This feature is currently exclusive to the Snowy Escape pack. All players will get the opportunity to experience Sentiments, though there will be expanded options if players opt for the DLC. Sentiments are feelings different Sims will have about shared experiences. While one Sim might reminisce on a moment with fondness, another may become sad. Now, when Sims share time together, the moments can mean more and affect their moods later on.