Origin

New blog about unique personalities in The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

Here’s a new blog about unique personalities for your cats and dogs in the upcoming expansion pack: The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs! Make sure to take a look at the new pictures as well.

Unique Personalities For Your Pets

Hello pet loving Simmers! Last week we told you all about Create-a-Pet and how you can make that perfect little face and the perfect little ears come to life in that perfect little dog or cat. Well, I’m here to blow your minds: That’s not all! That’s right, once you create the pet you can take them into Live Mode to change your Sims’ lives forever. Or should I say, furrever.

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

First and foremost, we wanted the cats and dogs to feel like cats and dogs. We wanted them to act like animals, ignore social norms, and surprise you. One of the phrases we’d toss around is that they needed to be “Sims for your Sims,” and have that quality to them that is clearly dog-like or cat-like.

We told stories to each other of our pets and this guided our efforts. Things like how our cats always hide on the fridge to avoid the dog. Or how my dog always sleeps upside down on the sofa, or how your cat is a side sleeper on the floor.

We didn’t want players micro-managing their dogs and cats. That seemed to remove their soul when we experimented with it, but also removed some of the surprise and delight of dog ownership. Instead, we worked to make sure your dogs and cats communicate to your Sims when they need something. Hungry dogs will carry their bowl to their owner when they want food and snooty cats will complain and refuse to use a dirty litter box.

We created a slew of Traits to help dogs and cats feel truly distinct. I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi in real life and I love that I can create an in-game Peaches that is Vocal, Hairy, and Active. Or, do I want her to feel Independent? Beyond this, cats and dogs also have quirks. Perhaps your cat is fierce when it comes to something, but absolutely terrified of the TV? You’ll never 100% fully understand your cat and dog, which is why it’s worth investing a lifetime of love to discover everything.

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

Dogs are very active and will need to be taken for walks. In addition to digging up surprises, some less fun than others, they’ll also chase birds, or demand a game of fetch down on the beach. Don’t worry, cats can also explore and find “gifts” to bring your Sims as well. In addition to walks, dogs can be trained a variety of tricks, or upgrade them to the full on obstacle course!

One of the great benefits of cats is how easily they entertain themselves. We created so many different cat condos to fit every sized home and level of cat fervency. Or, settle for the laser pointer and cat feather if you’re on a budget!

Most importantly, cats and dogs will love your Sims, and your Sims will love them. Sims are just happier around a furry companion, which makes all the work worth it when your Sim has a particularly rough day or just needs someone to talk to. After playing the game for months, I can say it’s almost impossible to go back to before having Cats and Dogs, much like it is for me in real life.

This November, your Sims will be able to adopt the most adorable puppy or kitten to bring to their home. From there, it’s up to your Sims to figure out what’s going on in their pets’ heads and how to give them the perfect home. We can’t wait for you to have this expansion!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Many fans have been waiting for The Sims 4 on console! Now we have some exciting news! The Sims 4 will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year! Two different versions will be released: the Standard Edition and Deluxe Party Edition. The Standard Edition will be available on November 17th, whereas the Deluxe Party Edition will be launched on November 14th. Read the official announcement below:

The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4!

Console players rejoice! The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this November 17, 2017! Whether you prefer console or PC, you’ll soon be able to share your Sims stories no matter your platform of choice.

And it is an exciting time to get into The Sims 4. Since our initial launch on PC, we have made several updates to the base game, ranging from the addition of Ghosts and Pools, to New Careers, Half-Walls, and Dishwashers! Not to mention, we also added the world of Newcrest, to give your Sims space to continue to grow; overhauled the Create a Sim tool, to provide expanded gender customization options; and most recently, added Toddlers as a new playable life state! All of these great updates will be available to you at launch when you play The Sims 4 on console.

Sims 4 console

It won’t stop there either! Upon The Sims 4’s release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this November, Maxis and the team at Blind Squirrel Games plan on revisiting our current lineup of extra DLC to bring over some of the best experiences to console on a regular basis, but we plan to start providing players periodic game updates that mirrors some of the latest content we’ve released for PC, delivering new features, and continuing to improve your game experience.

Sims 4 console

Ready to jump right in and play with life? Starting today, pre-order The Sims 4 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to get The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff* featuring hot tubs, more fashion, and bonus décor. Yep, you read that right; from now until November 17, 2017, when you pre-order the physical or digital version of The Sims 4 on console, you will receive a digital code to download The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack at launch.

Sims 4 console

Looking for even more fun? Pre-order The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and you will not only get The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff at launch, but extra perks and exciting content* including:

– Early Access, get up to 3 days of early access to the full game;
– Life of the Party Digital Content, featuring the Flaming Tiki Bar and sleek, stylized outfits for your Sims;
– Up All Night Digital Content, featuring the Laser Light Show, fun decorations, and outrageous party costumes;
– Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content, featuring a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off.

Sims 4 console

We’ll be revealing more details in the months to come.

Source: TheSims.com

Available right now: The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff

Available right now: stuff pack The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff

Are you ready for another stuff pack for The Sims 4?

Today is the release date of The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff! Toddlers can express their personalities in different new ways, burn off energy, and make new friends. New outfits, hairstyles and décor have been added as well.

The recommended price by Electronic Arts is $9,99/€9,99/£7,99.

We hope you enjoy this new stuff pack!

Announcement: The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs arrives on November 10

MORE EXCITING NEWS! And this time it’s really exciting! Electronic Arts just announced The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs as the next big expansion pack for The Sims 4. This game will be released on the 10th of November this year. Check out the announcement below with the first information, pictures and a trailer.

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs is Coming this November!

The announcement you’ve been waiting for is here! It’s finally here! You knew it was coming. We knew it was coming. And with every delighted fiber of my being, I can now officially tell you that we’re in the midst of finishing the development of The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs* right now, and it will be available to play on PC and Mac worldwide on November 10, 2017.

We’ve been working on this expansion pack for a very long time, and my handlers had to restrain me so I wouldn’t spill all the beans. But, I’m going to spill some beans…

Create A Pet has returned, and it’s more powerful than ever. Search for a massive amount of cat and dog breeds, or mix any two breeds with just a few clicks to create the perfect mutt. But what about painting?! Whether you’re adding a few spots, adding a spot to the nose, or using Stencils to paint more complicated patterns, customizing your pets has never been simpler! Oh, and we have costumes for cats and dogs. (Which yes, means your dog can go swimming while dressed as a shark.)

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

Once you enter live mode, you’ll see these are the most expressive, interesting, and distinct pets we’ve ever made. Cats will hide from dogs by standing on the fridge and peering down at the lowly humans. Dedicated owners can train their dog to perform a series of increasingly complicated tricks, or walk them around the all new world of Brindleton Bay to chase birds and stretch their legs. Traits make every pet truly distinct, but only the best pet owners will recognize their pets’ fears, desires, and more.

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

Once you have your puppy trained and the cat feeder all programmed, have your Sims purchase the local Veterinarian practice to start work on Monday. That’s right! You can own a Vet Clinic, hire the perfect staff, diagnose illnesses and perform surgeries to improve the wellness of the neighborhood’s pets (and earn a few Simoleons).

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

We’ve been so eager to share this expansion pack with you, and it’s almost here. Lean over, scratch your own pet behind the ears, and start imagining the stories you’re going to tell with your Sims and their new four-legged friends. The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs will be here in just a few short months and we look forward to sharing more information with you soon.

Expansion pack The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs

Until next time, happy Simming!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Announcement: The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff arrives on August 24

Exciting news for toddler fans! Electronic Arts just announced a new stuff pack: The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff! It will arrive on August 24. Check out the information, picture and trailer below.

It’s About To Get More Adorable With The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff, Coming Soon!

Get ready for things to get more adorable with The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack*, coming August 24, 2017!

Since the addition of toddlers in The Sims 4 at the beginning of this year, we have seen many Sims expand their families and open their homes to an assortment of unique and adorable little tykes. Now, with The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack, your Sims tots will get some extra ways to express themselves as they continue to develop their personalities, interests, and friendships.

The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack provides a variety of adorable new outfits for you to enjoy. Whether dressed as cute little foxes, or sprightly fairies, your tot’s imagination will run wild. But don’t worry, clothing isn’t just about play time. Your fashion-focused toddlers will enjoy a more stylish ensemble to fit their tastes, alongside new hair styles as well.

Stuff pack The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff

And what’s a toddler pack without new tot-sized playground equipment?! From hopping into the ball pit, to scooting down their new slide, or scuttling through colorful tunnels, there is lots of fun to be had. In fact, they can even play make-believe while watching their new play structure turn into a pirate shipwreck resting on the ocean floor, or exploring the galaxy as an astronaut – the choice is theirs. You can even invite your neighbors’ toddlers over for a play date! Let loose, make new friends, and let your Sim parents increase the fun through story telling, and cooking up the tyke’s favorite foods.

For those of you that are attending Gamescom in Cologne from August 22 – 26th, The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack will be playable prior to its release! Visit us in the Family & Friends Zone in Hall 10.2.

We can’t wait to see what new play areas you create for your tots when The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff releases on August 24, 2017.

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Available right now: The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff

Available right now: stuff pack The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff

The eleventh Stuff Pack for The Sims 4 is here! Today is the official release date for The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff!

Elevate your Sim’s fitness and embrace an active lifestyle with The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff. Challenge your Sims to scale the rock climbing treadmill as a fun way to burn energy and improve their physique. Choose from an assortment of fashionable activewear, and beautify your Sim’s home with nature-style objects and décor.

Electronic Art’s recommended price for this pack is $9,99/€9,99/£7,99.

Make sure to follow DownloadSims4.com on Facebook and Twitter for updates on upcoming Sims 4 games!

Have fun with this new Stuff Pack!