Rumors Settled Regarding Toddler Discoveries in Sims 4
The Sims 4 Game Base does not contain toddlers, unlike its predecessors. Ever since the launch of The Sims 4, however, players have anxiously been awaiting files to change this situation. Excitement reached an all-time high when some players found what they believed to be evidence of toddlers in the game files. However, ones the EA reps were contacted, these rumors were quickly dismissed. Apparently this evidence was a part of old assets that were used a long time ago.
UPDATE: We reached out to EA regarding the status of this rumor, and a representative for The Sims Studio (Maxis) has officially stated that these are “all old assets that were used to create the custom Andrew Wilson image a couple years back”.
It’s no secret that toddler-like textures and files have been in the game for quite some time, but the most recent dabbles by modders over at Sims 4 Studio and Inabadromance on Tumblr, have players hoping these are more than just some unused game files.
From DreamTeamSims: There’s a toddler texture in the game since January 2015, but recently max20 at Sims4Studio also found a Model that could be for toddlers since it’s bigger and more detailed than the babies Model. Then the awesome inabadromance put them together and it’s a toddler that it looks A LOT like that toddler from the that baby render. So I shared this information on a Brazilian sims group I’m part of and the user Nathaly even added the clothes and the hair and yeah it’s the toddler from the render as you can see:
Unlike The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 Base Games, the Toddler life stage was not launchedwith the release of The Sims 4 Base Game, and Maxis has yet to give a straight answer on whether or not they would return. When a commemorative render was gifted to EA’s “first family”, The Sims Studio was quick to debunk it as nothing more than “unique art”.
Since then, the only official statements and actions by Maxis were to “sticky” an idea and feedback thread on the official forums (now unstickied), have an official international pagestate that toddlers are not planned anytime soon, and give more non-answers.
As always, without official announcements by The Sims Team regarding Toddlers in the game, consider this to be a rumor until proven otherwise.
Source: The Sims