The Sims 4 Features and Information

The Sims 4 has been officially announced and we are doing our best to keep our information up to date and reliable. The Sims 4 has been designed to revolutionise the way we play The Sims and Sims Globe is here to share with you all the latest and greatest Sims 4 news and information, so please take your time to read this fact sheet and share it with all of those whom are interested.

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The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create and control new Sims with mind, body, and heart. Build their unique homes. Direct and explore the stories of your Sims and experience delightful and exciting results. New, tactile creative tools in Create A Sim and a room-based Build Mode give you intuitive and fun ways to create compelling content. Show off your favourite creations with all new ways to share and shop through community content for inspiration.

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The Sims 4 Features and Information Index


Key Sims 4 Facts and Dates

  1. The Sims 4 is set to release on September 2nd 2014 in the United States – release in Europe and other countries usually follows a few days after.
  2. The Sims 4 has been developed to create the most human like Sims ever - giving our virtualised humans emotions and personality.
  3. Building will be much more intuitive and accessible by all with much more freedom in how we can design our dream homes.

General Features & Info

Game Description

The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create and control new Sims with mind, body, and heart. Build their unique homes. Direct and explore the stories of your Sims and experience delightful and exciting results. New, tactile creative tools in Create A Sim and a room-based Build Mode give you intuitive and fun ways to create compelling content. Show off your favourite creations with all new ways to share and shop through community content for inspiration.

KEY FEATURES

  • New Sims – Create and control all new Sims with mind, body, and heart.
  • Intelligence – Your Sims move and act more naturally than ever before, from multitasking to expressing their emotions by the way they walk. Choose the personalities of your Sims, select their aspirations, and explore the depth of these lifelong goals through your Sims’ thoughts, social skills, careers, and memories.
  • Emotional Depth – For the first time, Sims live with emotional depth. Your Sims can experience 15 different emotional states and are influenced through other Sims, actions, events, memories, or even from the clothing and objects you choose. The choices you make matter by influencing your gameplay and the stories of your Sims, with the potential to spark even more intense reactions.
  • New Creative Tools – Create A Sim and Build are more powerful, intuitive, and fun than ever before. You have the freedom to sculpt Sims with tactile precision and effortlessly build the home of your dreams.
  • Vibrant Neighborhoods – Chose among brilliant and diverse environments for your Sims to live in. Vibrant visuals bring your Sim’s home to life.
  • Rich Rewards – Earn new objects, outfits, and traits by completing events, discovering collectables, and unlocking account achievements.
  • Share Your Creations – Share your Sims’ households to gain fame. Download community creations for an all-new look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is The Sims™ 4?

A: The Sims 4 is the only game where new Sims with unique personalities open up deep, rich, and sometimes weird possibilities in the stories you create. For the first time, it’s not about what they are, it’s about who they are, and they come to life through our brand new creative tools that are powerful, tactile, and easy to use. And, brand new to The Sims 4, players can share their creations with other players directly in the game with our all-new Gallery. The result is a stimulating new gameplay experience that powers a new era for The Sims.

Q: When will The Sims 4 be available?

A: The Sims 4 will be available for PC starting September 2.

Q: What platform is The Sims 4 available on?

A: The Sims 4 will be available for PC.

Q: Will The Sims 4 be available on Mac?

A: We are currently focused on the PC version. We have no updates on Mac at this time.

Q: What languages are supported in The Sims 4?

A: The Sims 4 will support English, German, French, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, and Korean.

Q: What is the Gallery?

A: The Gallery lets you browse, share, and download new content without ever leaving your game. Get inspired by rich content created by The Sims 4 community and add new experiences to your game.

Q: Is a persistent online connection required to play The Sims 4?

A: An internet connection is required to activate the game for the first time. However after that, a persistent online connection is not required to play The Sims 4.

Q: Does The Sims 4 require an Origin client to play?

A: Yes. You will need an Origin account to install and register The Sims 4. Once installed, you don’t need to be online to play.

Q: Will I be able to bring any of my Sims or content from The Sims 3 into The Sims 4?

A: No. The Sims 4 is built upon an entirely new technology. The content from The Sims 3 will not be transferable to The Sims 4.

Q: Will I be able to use SimPoints to purchase additional content in The Sims 4?

A: SimPoints will not be supported by The Sims 4, but will continue to be a form of payment for The Sims 3 content in The Sims 3 Store.

Q: What will The Sims 4 be rated?

A: The Sims 4 is not yet rated by the ESRB or PEGI. We’ll update the website once we’ve received our rating.

Q: What are the PC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4?

A: We are working to make the game accessible to as many players as possible. We will let you know once we’ve locked in the specs.

Q: Who are some of the people that are making The Sims 4?

A: The Sims 4 is in development at The Sims Studio in Redwood City, and the team making the game is comprised by veterans whose experience dates back to the inception of the franchise. We have folks like Robi Kauker, Lyndsay Pearson and Kevin Gibson who have been with the series since the beginning.

Release Date

The Sims 4 is set to release on September 2nd 2014 in the United States and on September 5th 2014 in other places around the world. These dates have now been confirmed by none other than Rachel Franklin:

On September 5th our fans will be able to experience why we believe The Sims 4 is the best life simulation game ever. These are brand new Sims whose traits, emotions and aspirations combine to define more meaningful personalities than you’ve ever played with before. You decide not only what they look like, but more importantly, who they are. The combination of these new Sims, our powerful new creative tools, and the all-new Gallery add up to the best game we’ve ever made.

Game Editions & Pre-Orders

The Sims 4 Limited Edition - £49.99 / $59.99 – Pre-Order @ Origin

The Sims 4 Limited Edition

 

The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe – £59.99 / $69.99 – Pre-Order @ Origin

System Requirements

The Sims 4 system requirements will be made public closer to the date of release. It has been said that The Sims 4 will have low requirements and will be playable on many lower-end devices.

Game Engine

The Sims 4 will feature a new technology called SmartSim to “create and control a new generation of Sims,” as announced by Rachel Franklin, VP executive producer, at Gamescom 2013. SmartSim will make it “easier and faster” for players to create homes exactly how they want through the option of selecting pre-designed rooms and crafting them together to create a house.

The Sims 4 Game Engine - SmartSim

The Sims 4 Demos

There are no Sims 4 Demos available right now – watch out for hacker websites offering The Sims 4 Demos! We will update this section if there are any official demo versions of The Sims 4 released to the public.

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Build and Buy Mode

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Rooms

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Wall Heights

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Foundations

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Columns

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Roofs

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Objects

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The Sims 4 Gameplay

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Worlds

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Emotions

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Needs

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Multitasking

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Memories

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Animations/Routing

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Socialization

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Whims/Aspirations

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Skills

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Careers

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Deaths

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Food

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