The Sims News
- EA no longer providing free copies of The Sims 2
SimsVIP has reported that, as of October 11, EA customer support has stopped providing players with free copies of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection. There have been no announced plans to offer Ultimate Collection for purchase, so as of now there is no legitimate way to purchase or acquire the compilation. (Oct 15, 2018)
- New expansion with a celebrity focus
A short teaser on Twitter and other sources indicate a new celebrity-themed expansion pack, The Sims 4: Get Famous, coming out on November 16th, 2018. (Oct 8, 2018)
- Terrain tools and Stylist career coming in The Sims 4 patch
In the first Maxis Monthly livestream, the SimGurus demonstrated terrain tools and a Stylist semi-active career to be added in an upcoming patch. The patch was originally announced for October, but SimGuruKate clarified on Twitter that it's being delayed for bug fixes. (Oct 2, 2018)
- EA may add Sim disabilities to The Sims 4
In a series of tweets, SimGuruGrant (The Sims 4 producer Grant Rodiek) confirmed that EA is "actively pondering" the addition of mental and physical disabilities, including (possibly) the use of wheelchairs and sign language, to The Sims 4. SimGuruGrant stated that, if implemented, the disabilities would probably be "opt in" for players, and would be released as a free update rather than in a purchased pack. For more information about this, please see this post on SimsVIP.com (Sep 18, 2018)
- EA overhauling The Sims 4 Gallery
As part of the most recent game update, EA has implemented some changes to The Sims 4 Gallery. This overhaul is "the first step to keep enhancing the Gallery to make it an incredible platform for this community to share its creations." (Jul 31, 2018)
- Cats & Dogs launches for consoles
The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion pack is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of The Sims 4! (Jul 31, 2018)
- Seasons for TS4 is coming to consoles
A SimGuru on Twitter has confirmed that The Sims 4: Seasons is a planned release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of The Sims 4. No additional details, including release date, have been announced yet. (Jul 29, 2018)
- Cats & Dogs coming to TS4 console versions
The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion pack is releasing for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of The Sims 4. EA has written a community blog detailing the features available to console players in the new expansion. The expansion pack will be available starting on July 31. (Jul 15, 2018)
- The Sims 4 is available on EA Access
The Sims 4 has been added to the list of games available on EA Access. EA Access is a paid subscription service on Xbox One that allows players to play certain EA games without buying them individually; EA Access also provides early-access exclusives and a discount on digital purchases for the Xbox One. (Jul 8, 2018)
- The Sims 4: Seasons is out now!
Let your Sims enjoy sun, rain, snow, and everything in between in The Sims 4: Seasons, available now! (Jun 22, 2018)
- The Sims 4: Seasons set for a "rolling release" at midnight
SimGuruNick has confirmed that The Sims 4: Seasons will have a "rolling midnight release," in the late evening of June 21 or early morning of June 22. The world's time zones have been grouped into five groups, each of which will have a release at or around midnight. The game will release at midnight local time in Eastern Australia, Central Europe, the Eastern United States / Canada, and in two other groups. (Jun 18, 2019)
- Parenthood and Kids Room Stuff coming to consoles
EA has announced that The Sims 4: Parenthood game pack and The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff stuff pack will be released for Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions of The Sims 4 on June 19, 2018. You can read the official announcement here (Jun 13, 2018)
- New information about Seasons holidays
A new trailer for The Sims 4: Seasons has been released, showcasing various holidays and how they function, along with more information on how players can create their own holidays. Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube. (Jun 7, 2018)
- "What we know about The Sims 4: Seasons so far"
We've written up a blog post, detailing a lot of the information that we know (so far) about The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack. It turns out, there's already quite a bit of information about this upcoming pack! If you're curious about what Seasons will have to offer, be sure to read the blog post, and don't forget to leave your comments and feedback! (Jun 1, 2018)
- Seasons Q and As
Some SimGurus took to Twitter to answer fan questions about the upcoming Seasons expansion pack. SimsVIP has compiled EA staff responses to fan questions here and here. SimGuruKate has also opened the door to a larger Q and A via this tweet. (May 26, 2018)
- The Sims 4: Seasons under development
The next expansion pack for The Sims 4, titled The Sims 4: Seasons, was announced by EA on May 24, 2018. The pack has a planned worldwide release date of June 22, 2018. (May 24, 2018)
- My First Pet Stuff is out now!
The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff was released worldwide on March 13, 2018! (Mar 13, 2018)
- The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure is out now!
The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure, the sixth game pack for The Sims 4, was released worldwide on February 27, 2018! (February 27, 2018)
- The Sims Turns 18!
EA has posted to the community update blog to celebrate The Sims' 18th birthday! (Feb 4, 2018)
- Laundry Day Stuff is out now!
The Sims 4: Laundry Day Stuff was released worldwide on January 16, 2018! (Jan 16, 2018)
- TS4: Cats & Dogs is now available!
The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion pack has been released! Cats & Dogs introduces pets to The Sims 4 for the first time, and includes the new world of Brindleton Bay, as well as new animals and the new vet clinic business. (Nov 10, 2017)
- New content for TS4 Holiday Celebration pack
The Sims 4: Holiday Celebration Pack has been updated as part of the most recent game patch. Sims can now celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The update includes new Create a Sim assets, as well as nine festive objects. Holiday Celebration is a free downloadable pack for The Sims 4. (Oct 19, 2017)
- No Mod or CC support for TS4 on consoles
SimGuruDuke on Twitter revealed that the upcoming The Sims 4 versions for Xbox One and Playstation 4 will not include support for mods or custom content. (Sep 28, 2017)
- Laundry Day Stuff gets a name and an icon
The user-guided stuff pack previously known as "Eco Living Stuff" has been given the official name of Laundry Day Stuff after a vote. The upcoming stuff pack also has a new icon, also approved by popular vote. (Sep 13, 2017)
- Toddler Stuff is out now!
The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff was released worldwide on August 24, 2017. (Aug 24, 2017)
- The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs under development
The next expansion pack for The Sims 4, titled The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, was announced by EA at Gamescom 2017. The pack has a planned worldwide release date of November 10, 2017. (Aug 21, 2017)
Sims News Blogs
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The Sims 4: Seasons
June 22, 2018
The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff
March 13, 2018
The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure
February 27, 2018