The Sims 4: Possible Game Features

The Sims 4: Possible Game Features

The Sims 4 Possible Game Features

A few days ago, EA posted a survey for certain people to participate in regarding The Sims 4. It has allowed us to discover the possible features that EA are considering adding to The Sims 4.

According to Mia576 on a thread at the official Sims 3 forums, here are some of the possible features we may see coming to The Sims 4:

  • World Creation Tool – With the world creation tool you can change the terrain, place environmental objects, and create a custom backdrop for your Sims’ neighborhood.
  • Real-Time Co-Op Gameplay – Invite a friend into your game to play cooperatively, share a home and manage your Sims together all in one online world that continually evolves even when you’re away.
  • Wardrobe Moodlets – Outfit your Sims with a diverse range of clothing and aspire to get your Sims’ selective fashion items that can directly affect their mood.
  • Aspirations – Assign your Sims a long-term goal called an Aspiration then achieve it by having your Sims compete relevant short-term goals throughout their life.
  • Cradle to Grave – Sims can experience age-specific gameplay and a true life cycle with big life moments such as birth, marriage, and death.
  • New CAS System – Just like modeling clay, Create a Sim is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that lets you directly sculpt face or body features by clicking and dragging to perfection.
  • Events – Easily host or attend events with your Sims to earn rewards, complete goals, enhance skills or jobs and discover new storytelling and relationship possibilities with neighbors!
  • Featured Looks – With Featured Looks you choose from a catalog of curated styles and outfit your Sims in designer looks with just one click.
  • Magazine View – Flip through Magazine View to choose from pre-configured, fully furnished room layouts, then drop the entire room into your home with just one click.
  • Group Socializing – Your Sims social interactions are more realistic and lifelike in social groupings.
  • Remote Sim Share – Use Remote Sim Share on the web, your mobile device or tablet to browse The Sims community’s creations then queue them up for download to your PC.
  • Multitasking – For the first time in The Sims, your Sims can now multitask by doing many actions at once, such as enjoy a drink while talking to friends and watching TV, giving them more realistic living and social behaviors.
  • Create a Sim Mobile – Harness the powerful new Create a Sim tool on your mobile device to create Sims on the go, then upload to your The Sims 4 game on your PC.
  • Traits – Create unique Sims with traits that change the way they can interact with the world around them. Watch as your decisions cause Sims’ traits to evolve and lead to surprising moments.
  • Live Stream – Use this built-in tool your game to an online streaming provider and give The Sims community the opportunity to watch you play.
  • Levels of Emotions – Your Sims’ emotions have varying levels of advancement, giving you the power and control to push their emotions to the extremes creating new and interesting gameplay opportunities to explore.
  • Account Achievements – Unlock Account Achievements for completing in-game tasks and earning accomplishments, then share or compare your progress with your friends.
  • Personalized Neighborhoods – Each section of a neighborhood is yours to personalize through shared content or Maxis creations that you place yourself.
  • Reward System – Earn new objects, outfits and Sim Traits for completing in-game tasks like completing Events, finding Collectibles, being featured in Sims Share, and unlocking Account Achievements.
  • Integrated Sim Share - Participate in Sim Share to instantly share and track your Sim or home creations with the world. Seamlessly browse creations made by The Sims community within the game.
  • Player-Run Events - Invite your friends to your own special Event like weddings and birthday parties to unlock new skills, level up your Sims and make progress together in a social environment.
  • Mobile Stats App - Get a robust breakdown of your game stats and your Sims’ activities by using this Mobile Stats App.
  • Environment Impact - Objects and decorative items in your home impacts your Sims’ emotions and mood, giving you the power to create a room that’s inspiring, romantic, depressing, or anywhere in between.
  • New Build System - Build the home of your dreams with a powerful new range of tools that allow such great control as moving an entire room with ease, placing new walls with prevision and adding detailed finishing touches.
  • Expressiveness - Quickly see how your different Sims may be feeling by watching their facial expressions, vocal tone, and body movements, not just a bar or icon in the UI.
  • Mobile Mini-Games - Take control of your Sims’ dreams while on the go by playing mini games that will effect your Sims’ emotion and advance their careers, then check their progress in game when you return to your PC.
  • Memory Moodlets - Create memories through captured screenshots and assign emotions to them – when your Sims reminisce about the memory, they’ll get that emotional buff.

Also leaked from the survey was a few descriptions of The Sims 4:

Instead of Sims that live moment-to-moment with little/no memory, the new Sims game introduces meaningful possibilities that stem from your choices, and these choices can ripple into the future. Decisions relating to everything from interactions and objects to clothing and environments open up new gameplay options. A stylish house, flirtatious mood, and exciting event could lead to a sing-a-long that inspires a candlelit dinner and an intimate night between two admiring Sims. As you play, new possibilities relevant to your choices will continually emerge, adding greater realism and meaning to The Sims and worlds you create.

The Sims’ ability to feel and express deeper, richer emotions will bring a new level of immersion to your Sims experience. Through rich audio and video detail, your Sim’s emotions are vividly expressed in the way he or she walks, talk and interacts with the world. New unique interactions become available based on the emotional state of your Sim. You can create environments and objects that affect your Sim’s moods, and through Sim-to-Sim interactions and skill  building you can discover and play with every facet of your Sim’s inner and outer life.

The Sims world is designed for creative experimentation. Experiment to see what kind of homes, people and personalities you can create. An artistically inspired room and accompanying wardrobe can inspire your Sims to greater height of art. See how far you can push your Sims by putting him or her into situations to experience new depths of love, anger, and despair, among numerous other moods. Explore a world that empowers you to control and push your creativity, and your Sims, further than ever before.

May I remind you that the survey was used to ask people which of these features they found the most appealing, so there is a good chance that many of these will not be included in the actual game. Nor do we know that this survey is a reliable source of information.

What do you think of all these possible features and  descriptions of The Sims 4? Is there any you specifically want to see in the game? Or definitely do not? Let me know in the comment section below!

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  1. Banana Nutbread

    I wish you could at least go inside of restaurants and see what the are doing just like the hospital and grocery store all the place like that and another thing is, I wish you could do is have the people/player you are and have them speak in English.

  2. NataSimsLove

    Hello dear team of Sims! I live in Russia and do not know much English so I hope you understand what I write.
    I am a fan of The Sims, and looking forward to Sims 4! I’m sure that this game will blow up the world! In an article you wrote that listen to the opinion of the players. I also decided to write to you my wishes :)

    1. We would like to smooth maturation and aging. So that the character is not sharply grew from a child into a teenager and a little bit every day.
    2. It should be a normal public transport: buses and trams.
    3. There should be shops with clothing.
    4. There must be a kindergarten, school, university.
    5. It is necessary that the hair grew.
    6. It is necessary to have a country house.
    7. It is necessary to have a lot more people in the city.
    8. It is necessary to have public buildings:
    9. It is necessary to have more options for cooking.
    10. Need a lot of new profession
    11. It is necessary to have hostels or to be able to rent a room.
    12. So that children can go to the clubs:
    and so on
    13. To be able to travel abroad.
    14. The man could swim, sunbathe.

    Thank you very much for such a wonderful game like Sims! I look forward to release Sims 4!

  3. DS

    I wish there could be a POV (Point-of-View) mode where you can control your sim and view it like in first person shooter games. I would really like to see what my sim is viewing from their perspective. It would be really cool!

  4. lizzie

    When sims 3 was released i was really dissapointed, i thought the children and babies looked distorted and odd, building relationships with other sims wasn’t simple enough, and the map became annoying, you couldn’t go inside some places like restaurants which you previously could do with sims 2 expansion packs. Overall you didn’t have as much control over the sims lives as you did in sims 2. I know some people might like this but personally i didn’t. I’m really hoping sims 4 will include more aspects of that in sims 2!
    As for advances in the game,
    i hope that the sims become a lot more life like in looks and emotions and you can create families of a bigger size with more relationship options

  5. Eric

    To get 99% of the suggestions listed you’d need a i7 processor and a $500+ graphic card. I doubt EA would be able to move a game that would start at $75 and UP.

    You have to be realistic, though I am not a great fan of Maxis and EA, they have to make games people can afford to buy.

    1. KiaTheLesbianSimmer

      I am a Big Fan of EA and all the Sims games, I would save my money to buy a $75 game especially the sims 4 its something every simmer has been waiting on Maxis has a lot of fans who wouldn’t care about the price I guarantee it will still be a big hit even if they upped the price an extra $15

  6. Keri Venustas Love

    I wish they would involve an online feature to play with people around the world like a virtual reality MMORPG where you can marry and have kids and such other things. im excited however for the new game and cant wait for them to release more official details about the game.

  7. Will

    Things I want that nobodys said.;
    Making Custom In Game.- Sims should be able to get a career as a fashion designer and have a little sort of minigame to create it, then it could be sent off to an online shop which is ingame. If the design gets a sale, Sims get simoleans and maybe a exclusive reward item.

    Airport.; Sims should be able to go to the airport, fly on a plane to a destination.

    Moving Neighborhoods without losing relationships+ travelling between towns.

    For the criminal career; Sneaking through windows, robbing banks, and when in jail, (Hopefully no rabbitholes!) be able to break out, and if caught, put in high security.

    MURDER.; I know people pretend to hate it on sims but, c’mon, we all want it. And without having to mod.

    One sim can lead another on.; When a sim loves another, which doesn’t love them back, they have the option to lead that sim on.

    1. HiitsAmy

      I think it will be cool if the cars stopped at the lights and u could open the car door and have to buy a car seat for toddlers and babies also if u could get a wheel chair or crouches if u brake a leg they should also include a movie theatre and a resteruant so u can ran it ur self the cars should not be able to run through each other they should have better clothes and furniture for every age they should keep the same graphics
      THANK YOU!!!!

  8. Rebecca Middleton

    I really hope they don’t make it cartoony like I’ve been hearing I would like the Sims to look more life like then ever before it would be very disappointing if they looked more unlife like:/

  9. Kacie

    I agree with everyone on here. I don’r know if anyone said this, but I think it would be cool if you could drive the cars yourselves. Like, you can use the mouse(or touchpad thingy) or the arrows or something. I think that’ll be cool.

  10. Jada Jones

    Got this from yahoo but I totally agree with everything !!!!

    Aging, I think you should set their age in CAS ( for example, you put in 7 the child’s height and face is set to the average 7 year old) Of course you can customize everything.
    Height, I think that adults shouldn’t have the same height neither should children. Maybe they could add a height slider to fix this.
    RABBITHOLES, I personally HATE rabbitholes in the Sims 4 there should be NO rabbitholes.
    More stuff for kids. The toddlers (2-3) and pre-schoolers (4-5) should have ABC books and special learning tools and toys and car seats . Young children (6-9) should have fun math books and activity pads, they should have room decor specific for their age group.
    Tweens (10-12) should have special room decor, music players and cellphones. They should also be given more responsibility like chores..etc
    Young teens (13-15) This one I find kind of funny but teen girls should have to buy pads/tampons for that time of the month, during this time of the month they will get moody..etc. They should have bean bag chairs, laptops, cellphones,Ipods and Special room decor.
    Teens (16-18) High school students. should have the ability to tutor young teens for some extra simoleans, young teens and teens should have their OWN “wallet/bank/safe” so they can have their own simoleans,they should have cars and cellphones …..etc
    Young adults (19-25) should be able to RENT apartments and houses. (I don’t have much for them)
    and I can’t think of anything for the Adults
    Elders (55+) should have Canes,Meds and electric scooters.
    Holidays,I think it should have the Holidays like Halloween,Christmas,Easter …..etc
    More Clothing, Maybe you can BUY clothing with simoleans I think that would be cool. :D
    There should also be SPORTS like Gymnastics,Dance,Soccer,Basketball,Hocke… ….etc
    and special outfits for each sports available for pre-school (4-5) through adults. also graduation from highschool basically like real like

      1. JD

        Agree with everything but holidays. Some Christians are offended by Halloween, some people don’t celebrate Christmas, many non Christians don’t do Easter and so on. Also, I’d like a middle age stage in between adult and elder.

    1. Thiscastleisunacceptable

      For the “holidays” bit, in the Sims 3 Seasons expansion pack they already have this. Halloween = spook day, Christmas = Gift Giving Day, Valentine’s Day = Love Day and so on.

      They wouldn’t be able to have an actual “Christmas” event though because not all religions celebrate Christmas and yeahh..

    2. U. DunnoMe

      They can’t add a height slider ’cause it would mess up all the animations.
      Like they’d have to make it so that there’s an animation for a person with 4.2 height, then 4.3 height, then 4.4 height, and so on. Then we,d have to wait till September 2nd *2017*.

  11. ..

    I’d like there to be a stronger sense of danger. Sims can get hit by cars, start fires, fight, without any dire consequences. Yes, there is the inconvenience of replacing furniture, or maybe going to jail for a few days, but my sims almost never die from it. I find it hard to get that the most threatening part of the game is a bad jelly bean. I want some conflict with reckless behavior and more opportunity to make really terrible decisions; If only for realism’s sake. Otherwise it’s great.

  12. Ashley Sikorski

    My Sim’s always seem to have to initiate the flirtatious/romantic relationships. It would be nice if the dance clubs had more Sims in general but also a few that would “hit on” my Sim’s – •more realistic experience and nice fake flattery

  13. Marie

    I think the online aspect of things would be an interesting experience. I don’t see myself getting real into it, but it could be fun. I also like the idea of creating a sim mobile. Every feature sounds amazing, and I am hoping for a more realistic experience. Maybe gradual aging? Not such huge age leaps, maybe go from baby to toddler, toddler to preschooler, preschooler to kid, kid to preteen, preteen to teen, teen to young adult, young adult to adult, and adult to elder.

  14. Peter

    Just like everyone else, I want to see a more realistic touch in the way all Sims 4 characters interact with each other. I hope that the live stream and other online features are optional, because online based games are not my favourite pick.

  15. the-Sims-4

    The world tool creation, customizable traits and looks are at the top of my list when it comes to new features in the Sims 4. Being able to create your own world will definitely make the Sims 4 more engaging. It would also be great if the Sims characters will be able to express emotions and interact in a realistic way..

  16. Brittany Dekorte

    I really hope they focus on making things more realistic, like more variaety/choice/controll in CAS, neighborhood/world creation, and making interactions and multitasking more lifelike, and less on making the game internet and social media friendly. I love making unique stories on the game, not posting online every time my sim brushes their teeth…

  17. shadedria

    im happy about everything the more realistic the sims 4 is the better. It would be great if we could see when female sims have their babies and choose whether the father is in the room or gets put out.

  18. evan

    If this turns out to be real, I’m really excited. Looks like the big focus of the sims 4 are the sims and their emotions. That’s what I’m glad about. Less focus on the open world and more on the sims.

  19. Kelly

    Bummer. I was hoping to be able to take my sim clothes shopping. Instead, again, I will have to wait ages for the wardrobe to load up every single ingame item of clothing. Otherwise it all sounds fantastic.

  20. Chester

    What about weather and seasons? Be cool to have weather and seasons in the base game.

    Weather Effects include
    .Snow, snow accumulation dusting – 50 inches
    .Hail, varyings of hail include light – heavy and hail sizes include pea size – softball size
    .Thunderstorms, perhaps thunderstorms produce something else besides rain include snow and hail
    .Wind, wind speeds include light winds 5 – 15 mph, medium winds 20 – 35 mph, strong winds 40 – 55 mph, damaging winds 60 – 65 mph, destructive winds 70 – 100 mph

    Weather Channel include
    .Wind speeds
    .7 Day forecast
    .Severe weather alerts only severe thunderstorm watches/warnings in the base game but tornado watches/warnings and other weather alerts be added to the expansion, In the base game also have winter weather alerts include winter weather advisories, winter storm/blizzard watches/warnings.

    That would be cool to have the weather effects in the base game.

  21. screenfiend

    Some of the the proposed features I am genuinely excited about. The thought of clothes and objects affecting my sim’s emotions sounds great and makes a lot of sense. The notion of expanding the emotional range of sims and their memories is equally enticing but I have to agree with simmiepie (as usual) when it comes to the online features; they’re just not my cup of tea.

  22. simmiepie

    Whoa! Some of the stuff I’m a little on the fence about, but some of the others I’m really interested in!

    I personally think these sound pretty awesome, and I hope to kind of seem them in the game.

    World Creation Tool
    Cradle to Grave
    New CAS System
    Magazine View
    Group Socializing
    Live Stream
    Levels of Emotions
    Personalized Neighborhoods
    Reward System
    New Build System
    Memory Moodlets

    These are the ones I seem most interested in. The Magazine View sounds awesome! As well as multitasking, I mean that would be great if a sim could watch tv and drink at the same time. The Live Stream option sounds great for those who like Let’s Plays. I love the Cradle to Grave idea, I love creating life stories. The Expressiveness sounds amazing for emotion, especially those who tell stories Levels of emotions kind of go hand in hand with that one. I love having my sims throw cool events and stuff. I love group socializing. That’s pretty cool!

    The other features that involves online usage, I’m just not into. It would be cool to play with other friends and their sims but I have no friends who actually play the sims. So It wouldn’t even do any good for me. I don’t really care about the mobile stuff either. I especially am not into the whole achievements thing. I like playing my game how I want to and I don’t want to do tasks just to achieve what I’m trying to get out of the game. I do think player run events would be kinda cool, however I don’t have any friends that play The Sims, so it would again be useless for me. The whole mobile features I am again, just not into. I don’t want to play mini games or look at my characters “stats” or dress my sim on the mobile. It might be useful for some, but not for me. :)

    The possible description for The Sims 4 sounds pretty enticing! I feel like the game is giving off this kind of futuristic feel because there’s going to be so much that has never been in The Sims before. I really hope it’s as revolutionary as The Sims 2 was. :)

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