Game News The Sims 4: Baby Updates, New Expansion Packs… All the Behind the Sims Summit Announcements!
Published on 18/10/2022 at 21:57
The Sims 4 team has unveiled some images of the next elements that will be added to the life simulation game in 2023. On the program, two new expansion packs, a well-deserved update for babies, and some surprises for custom content fans!
A first look at content coming in 2023
During the Behind The Sims Summit, Phill Ring, the executive producer of The Sims 4, remained quite mysterious about the game’s next roadmap. Nevertheless, he wanted to share some concept art elements concerning the two expansion packs that will be released in 2023. Because yes, it would seem that the developers have resumed good habits and intend to offer us more packs next year ! In the program, two new worlds to explore alone… or accompanied, since one of the next add-ons will probably focus on family lifelike The Sims 3: Generations:
Between the dentures in the glass, the toddler on his bike, and the decorations that remind us of some of the objects provided in The Sims 4: High School Years, a pack focused on the different life stages of Sims seems to be on the horizon. Especially since the stream ended with images of a baby moving outside his crib, while he has been locked up there since 2014 ! The furniture that can be made out behind him is also added to the pile of clues: seen the park et fox themed itemsthe baby Sims are going to be spoiled in 2023. If we trust the history of The Sims 4 regarding these types of additions, it is not unlikely that a babies update make an appearance in the base game before the release of the next expansion pack. And according to SimGuruFrost, one of The Sims community managers, this pack should arrive in the first months of 2023 :
*cough* early 2023 😏 *cough*
— SummitGuruFrost 🗻 (@SimGuruFrost) October 18, 2022
That’s all we’ve learned about future Sims 4 packs so far, but a very special announcement regarding custom content caught our attention:
A portal for custom content and mods
Lyndsay Pearson, The Sims’ Vice President of Creative Franchise, announced creating a portal to house mods and custom content for The Sims 4. According to her, this tool would allow players to download mods with the approval of the developers, and this in complete safety, without any risk in terms of malware or damaged backup. Unheard of for The Sims, and a definite explanation for changes to the Custom Content Terms of Service this summer, which have strengthened the rules around the publication of third-party contentonly allowing early access for a limited period, and strictly prohibiting paywalls, or content available only in exchange for money.
This portal will be produced in partnership with Overwolf, a technological platform allowing third-party developers (or modders) to create and distribute mods for games. According to Lyndsay Pearson, prominent creators from the community will post their work there as soon as it launchessuch as personalized content creator HeyHarrie, which offers entire sets of modern furniture and decorative objects and inspired by furniture that could be found in popular brands like Ikea. No release date has been given yet, but we should hear more about this tool by the end of the year !