The Sims 4 Build/Buy Mode Previews from Gamescom!
The long wait is over and the embargo on The Sims 4 Build/Buy Mode is finally lifted! If you didn’t know, Sims fans from around the world gathered in Germany for Gamescom this year. They got a great hands-on with The Sims 4 CAS and had some classes explaining some of the great and unique features we can expect to see in The Sims 4.
Just a quick reminder that during Gamescom, The Sims 4 was in pre-alpha stage. To quote SimGuruGraham, “Pre-Alpha means features are still being implemented, the game is in full production, and there’s the potential to add additional features.”
Check out all these great previews below, from Sims fansites around the globe, and check back for new updates to this post (as they are bound to be frequent). If you’re not interested in reading all of the posts below, check out our The Sims 4 Fact Sheet which contains all of the confirmed features and information compiled from sources just like below. Stay up to date with all of The Sims 4 news here at Sims Globe!
SimsNetwork: The Sims 4 Build Mode
First thing you should know is that we now just have Building Tools. It’s not really separated Build Mode and Buy Mode anymore. From what I understood, we are going to have Building Tools, and some kind of Magazine Catalog. I’ll explain more about the Magazine Catalog later on. If you like the blueprint feature in The Sims 3, you will love what you can do in The Sims 4 when it comes to building. I am a builder myself, and I don’t really feel like I need any help to make it easier to build a nice house, but the tools I’ve seen are amazing. And they will allow people to create the house of their dreams. Even the people who say they are no good at building, can now create houses with just a few clicks.
TheSimSupply: The Sims 4 Build Mode Interview!
Simified: Simified’s Build Mode Preview
In our demo we were shown all the basics every builder is familiar with. The wall tool, floor tool, windows, doors, it’s all there! The wall tool, since this is where most builders start, has new tools in addition to the classic way you’re used to placing walls. If you’d like, you can now plop down rooms to quickly put together a house. There are various shapes of these new ploppable rooms, but it doesn’t just stop there. Once you’ve plopped down a room (or many rooms), using the new arrows conveniently placed on all four walls, you can drag out (or in) the walls to your heart’s content, further customizing the room to the size and shape you want. If you don’t want to plop down rooms to make it quick and easy to build, the standard wall tool is also present too. The wall tool still works in the same way it always has like in previous games; drag the tool, place walls, and connect to make a room.
Crinrict: Sims 4 – Buy & Build Mode
Build mode is now very modular. The player can build a fancy house with a few clicks. Rooms can be made bigger and smaller by pulling and pushing. Already placed furniture that doesn’t fit anymore is simply placed in your inventory.
The build mode in Sims 4 makes me want to go back to my roots and try stuff out. It seems you can get to your goal fast and easy without having to try around to see the best result.
DotSim: The Sims 4 – Building! (translated)
Many of you believe that The Sims 4 compared to The Sims 3 does not give us too many new features..and I’m telling you that you are wrong! Building in The Sims 4 is even easier and more enjoyable. In The Sims 3 for me it is dull and uninteresting, I can not wait to play in The Sims 4!
Let’s start from the building. The first new feature will improve the well-known blueprint mode. If you do not like the arrangement of rooms, there is no need for demolition of any of them. Now we can grab any room and move it to another place that has to be more responsible.
Platinum Simmers: The Sims 4 Build Mode: Frustrations are gone!
I am not a builder, if I build something I’m either in a build mood, using blueprints or making boxes! I find building frustrating because, very often, towards the end of the project you realize something you should have done in the beginning. Like: house should have been on another spot, made ground floor bigger/smaller, added/removed foundations and the endless amount of windows that need to be placed.
The Sims 4 removes these frustrations!