Three years on from its PC release, The Sims 4 arrives on Xbox One
‘Better late than never’, or so the saying goes, but just try telling that to the Sims we’ve left floating face down in their swimming pools. “Look guys, we’ve added in the steps again! It was all a big joke! You can come out now… guys?”
Still, we’re mightily pleased to report that TheSims4 will be making its belated Xbox One debut on November 17. The series, which last appeared on Xbox some seven years ago, had up until that point enjoyed a surprisingly consistent run on the platform—with the first three entries all appearing on either the original Xbox or Xbox 360.
EA has announced that the port, which it promises will be as faithful to the PC version as possible, will include ‘many’—though potentially not all—of the subsequent expansion and content packs. Just which ones will be included remains unknown, though early pre-order incentives suggest that the game’s bevy of smaller, largely aesthetic ’Stuff Packs’ may not make the cut.
Speaking of which, fans who opt to pre-order the game will receive the Perfect Patio Stuff pack—which includes hot tubs, outfits, and assorted bits of furniture. Those who cough up for the Deluxe Party Edition meanwhile, will also receive the Life Of The Party and Up All Night packs— including laser light shows and a very
BanjoKazooie-esque tiki bar. Deluxe players will also receive three days of early access to the game, as well as an array of ‘awesome animal hats’—perfect for anyone looking to re-enact GTAV heists. In addition, EA Access subscribers will also be able to play TheSims4 a whole seven days early. That’s a whole week of trapping your Sims inside closets and forbidding them to use the toilet! Wait… that is the objective, isn’t it?