Another busy day at the Sims 4 Creator’s Camp has given us a peek at the two rarely seen live stages!
AsiaShaMecca of ISSUU/SF Magazine uploaded this family with a baby to the Gallery! Sadly babies aren’t shown in the available household as Sims so we couldn’t get a closer look. Still, very cute! That onesie! Are we able to change a baby’s clothes now?
Next, Do you spy the teen in this household? You might be surprised!
Daniel of SimsFans.de uploaded this family to the gallery including a very stylish teen.
The Landgraabs are back, still living it up as the richest family and staking their claim in Oasis Springs. We’ve brought Malcolm back during those awful awkward teen years, complete with a dastardly snobby attitude. Though Geoffrey is trying his best to be the good natured father Malcolm needs, will Nancy’s scheming ways lead Malcolm down a darker path? Either way we’re sure this historic family will provide lots of fun and mischief in The Sims 4.
Then we have the Caliente household with our two favorite sisters Dina, Nina, and their mother, who has been re-imagined as the attractive and vivacious Katrina. Katrina has ignored her better judgment and let the infamous womanizer Don Lothario mooch his way into her house and quite possibly her heart. Don’s eyes are on Katrina for now, but how long will it be before Nina and Dina are lured in by his charm? Will Nina decide to steal Don away from her mother? Will Dina finally earn enough money to get her own place and get away from all the craziness? All we know is that it won’t be long before sparks start flying!
Johnny Zest is an ambitious new character we like to introduce. Disowned from the Landgraab family when he dropped out of school, he now hopes to find his own fame and fortune as a standup comedian. He’s learned the hard lesson that when the Landgraabs cut you off, they cut you off all the way! Living in a trailer, blessed with the Landgraab looks but without the name or the money; will he make it to the top to show mom and pop he had what it takes all along? We’ll leave the fate of this black sheep in your capable hands.
Finally we’ve got a new batch of youths known as the Roomies. Your typical sitcom setup with ‘J’ (Jameson) the body building hunk, Gavin the gentleman muser, Mitchell the couch potato bro, and Zoe, that girl next door who is actually right where she wants to be, having fun with the friend-zoned boys.
No matter which familiar face you play with, we are convinced this cast of characters will add a quirkiness to your game that only The Sims can bring!
Hi Simmers! I am here to tell you more about the vibrant worlds where you and your Sims will be creating your own unique stories in The Sims 4.
We start out in Willow Creek which is very green, bountiful and should feel a little familiar to longtime fans. We wanted to pair Willow Creek with something completely different and that world is Oasis Springs. Oasis Springs packs a little visual punch with rocky landscaping, evoking those fond memories for players of Lunar Lakes and Lucky Palms. You’ll find it’s not just the landscapes that are distinct, even the home styles are unique to each world.
You’ll find objects available in Oasis Springs that you can’t find in Willow Creek and vice versa. Let’s say you want to make a tasty vegetable soup; you’ll find carrots in Oasis Springs but you’ll have to venture to Willow Creek for onions. To achieve the perfect dish you’ll have to visit the different worlds to bring your ingredients together, and it’s easy to do.
Willow Creek and Oasis Springs have five neighborhoods each. New homes or even venues can be built on each lot within these neighborhoods, allowing you to personalize the world to fit the stories you want to tell. There are also public spaces within these neighborhoods where Sims can explore, socialize, play, and even host a lovely cookout. Each world will have two neighborhoods already set up with venues, so as soon as you get into the game, you can take your Sims out for a night they won’t soon forget.
We’ve made the neighborhoods much livelier, populated with more Sims, all with their own unique personalities. You never know what is going to happen. You can be fishing in the neighborhood creek, when suddenly the lovely Bella Goth jogs by with Don Lothario conveniently not far behind. You might also find Malcom Landgraab passed out on a park bench after a night of terrorizing the locals, while the local children enjoy a good laugh in the nearby park! These curious little stories tell themselves and really help to make your Neighborhoods come alive.
The Great Outdoors
Parks and outdoor spaces are also really important to how you tell your stories in The Sims 4. The park in Oasis Springs has scenic valleys with lots to explore, including an absolutely gorgeous desert landscape perfect for a BBQ amongst the picnic benches and grills. In fact, the park is so big, we had to add another bathroom so your Sims didn’t suffer from Bladder Failure and ruin a good grilling time!
The desert isn’t all about food, frolicking and sand. Amongst the rocky edges you may even find an old water pump, long forgotten, but brimming with unexpected life. With so many unique things to do and explore it’s a good thing you now have the ability to seamlessly jump back and forth between worlds.
Travel With Ease
If you remember, in The Sims 3 you couldn’t take your Sim from one world to the other or have relationships with Sims living in different worlds. Now if you’re living in Willow Creek but your Sim wants to visit the mischievous Malcom in Oasis Springs you can do that just as easily as seeing your neighbor down the street. Say you like more of a dry heat and want to move to Oasis Springs? No problem! Your Sim’s relationships, skills and jobs will go along with them. It’s a completely fluid experience.
So there you have it; new worlds and wide open spaces. With so many new possibilities you now have the power to create your own unique stories. We hope you will have as much fun exploring Oasis Springs as we had making it!
There appears to be an advertisement in the new gameplay video that reads, “The Sims 4 Premium. Save on new packs with early access and exclusive items. Become a Premium member to get early access to three new packs, with exclusive items. Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.”
How do you guys feel about this? Would you pay extra for exclusive items and early access to store packs?
Rachel Franklin Announces CAS Demo Early Access Signups
All you have to do is provide your email (the one linked to your Origin account) in The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo box on the home page.
Spots in the early trial experience are limited and not everyone will be invited in. If you are selected to participate, you will receive an email invitation with full instructions at some point in the next two weeks.
FREE CAS Demo and Gameplay Footage in the Coming Weeks
“The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo will be available later this summer for absolutely everyone to play. We are currently rolling out an early trial experience and invitations are going out very soon to a limited number of fans to help us test it. After that, you’ll all get your hands on it and see firsthand the depth, personality and emotion that are part of your new Sims.
And another thing - we were thrilled that more than 1200 people came through our E3 demo room last month to see The Sims 4 in action, but we want all of you to see it as well. We’ll be releasing over 15 minutes of in-game Live Mode footage (with complete UI) in the next two weeks. We can’t wait to hear what you think.”
Rachel also elaborated on the decision to boot toddlers and pools from the base game in a new blog…click here to read it!
UPDATE: SimGuruRusskii has confirmed that players can upload Sims created in the CAS demo to The Gallery to be downloaded when the game launches! Hopefully we can download other Sims via The Gallery in the demo as well!
Graham Nardone has confirmed that, “If you want unplayed families to continue beyond their current generation, you’ll need to try for a baby with them or play as them." Families will no longer spontaneously move away, form relationships, get promotions, or have children.
When you choose a family to play in Willow Creek, all of the NPCs, neighbors and townies in the world will age up with your Sims. However, Sims like Bella and Mortimer Goth would age and die without having children unless you manually controlled their household and got Bella pregnant. This must be done with every family in the world, for every single generation, or the youngest generation will eventually age up and die without having children and a new, randomized family will move into their home.
This means that by the end of one Sim-lifetime, every family in the world will be completely gone (and replaced with a random, new family) unless the player manually impregnates a female in each family.
Hey :) I'm wondering, when will your video about the pros and cons in The Sims 4 be uploaded or even done/made? I'm just waiting for it and sure it will help very much! Thanks for all and thanks for this amazing blog.
I’m 99% sure that cars won't be in The Sims 4, though nothing has been confirmed yet. Here is my reasoning:
We already know that Sims can travel anywhere by walking outside the neighborhood boundary and teleporting to their location. SimGuruTrev has stated that transportation doesn’t really make sense with the way neighborhoods are set up.
It doesn’t seem likely, given that other modes of transportation (streetcars and steamboats) are just decorative.
SimGurus have been answering many questions on Twitter, but they have ignored all questions about cars so far, which suggests that they will not be in the game.
so do you think TS4 is worth purchasing? For a while there was nothing stopping me from spending $70 on the game because I was reading a lot of cool stuff about it. But now that I've learned there are no toddlers and no pools (or any water for that matter), I'm not sure anymore :-(
I’m going to make a video with absolutely EVERYTHING you need to know about The Sims 4, including pros and cons, to help people make informed decisions about whether or not to purchase the game. Stay tuned! :)
While they have already surpassed 10k signatures, it’s important to note that it is extremely unlikely that any amount of signatures would result in toddlers and/or pools in The Sims 4 come September 2nd.
However, it’s absolutely essential to sign and show EA that we are holding them responsible for the quality of The Sims 4. They feel comfortable removing core features from the game because they know that passionate fans will purchase it later in DLC. They get away with doing less work and ending up with more money because we allow it to happen.
We have to take a united stance on the issue. Don’t let EA take advantage of you! We should not have to pay $70 for an empty game engine, and $40 twice a year for features that have been in The Sims franchise for over a decade. The Sims 4 should be a full, standalone game, and expansions should only flesh out features and provide new experiences. Toddlers and pools are not new experiences.
At the very least, this petition will signal to EA that we will not accept receiving this content later on in the form of costly DLC. I highly suggest signing, and if you already have, then please reblog this and spread the word!
You don’t have to hate EA or The Sims 4, but if you truly care about The Sims and want it to be the best game it can be, then you must stand up for yourself!
“The consequences of not paying your bills is more severe now. Let your bills go without paying them? First your power gets shut off. Next your water gets shut off. It’s a fun scenario to put your Sims in on occasion (they recognize it and get some unique socials about it). The bill upkeep on more expensive homes is harsher than it’s been in the past as well, so you truly better be earning enough to support living in one. I hope both those things contribute to greater challenges when you put your Sims in those situations.”—Paying bills in TS4 - Graham Nardone
According to Graham Nardone, “No, the trait that comes paired with your aspiration choice in CAS is with your Sim for life. If you change your aspiration later on you don’t also change the paired trait. The paired traits don’t only work with a select aspiration though; they’re just tailored to match well with particular ones.”
Essentially, you can always change your aspiration, but then you’re at a disadvantage because you’re missing the trait that was supposed to come with that aspiration to make it easier. I guess I won’t be changing my Sims’ aspirations!