With the recent introduction of a new Sims 4 Expansion Pack, Growing Together, fans no longer need to be concerned about a sequel like The Sims 5. From pools to children, several missing features in The Sims 4 have been gradually added over the years since its debut.
Growing Together appears to have resolved most of the outstanding issues about the game, alleviating much of the urgency around the release of The Sims 5.
With what is known about Project Rene – the next planned game that has become linked with a Sims 5 release – the future product has great potential. Nevertheless, it is still in its early phases of development, with just the Build and Purchase gameplay features visible thus far.
While the prospect of a new Sims game so far in the future might be discouraging, the promise demonstrated for The Sims 4’s future after recent announcements help put things in perspective.
The Sims 4 Growing Together Extension Bundle Proves Sims 5 Isn’t Necessary (Yet)
The Sims’ newest YouTube teaser for the game’s upcoming DLC highlighted a plethora of new goodies that gamers can expect this March. The new Sims 4 Growing Together Extension Pack will include previously unseen activities and interactions amongst all age groups and elements that lend greater significance to individual Sims’ lives.
One of the primary concerns about The Sims 4 that gamers wanted to see addressed in The Sims 5 was a lack of depth, but it looks that this may no longer be a problem, at least for the most part, which means The Sims 5 isn’t necessary just yet.
Sims 4 fixes are preferable to waiting for the Sims 5 release date.
While many fans have been anticipating a Sims 5 release date, The Sims 4 Growing Together tackles a slew of issues that players have had with the game, at least for those that typically play out family-centric tales.
Adding additional newborn and toddler quirks, such as Messy Eater, Tiny Singer, and Aggressive, help lend more personality to even the youngest Sims, probably better than features like toddler reward qualities in The Sims 4. Youngsters will get additional depth with new Aspirations such as Playtime Captain, and the clip suggests the elderly will discover new pastimes as well, showing a group of them power-walking in a park.
Growing Together will also include several new products that satisfy some of The Sims 4’s most pressing demands, both directly and indirectly.
Gamers will be able to enjoy objects from previous games, such as The Sims 3’s treehouses, and products that assist in bringing more entertaining interactions to the game for players of all ages, such as puzzle sets and play mats.
These changes, along with additional quirks, life milestones, and cross-generational relationships, basically solve all the family difficulties that gamers have had with the game and cancel out part of the enthusiasm for a Sims 5 release date.
While it’s true that The Sims 4 repaired infants eight years late or that toddlers didn’t exist for years, the past should not trump the present. It can be difficult to see long-requested new additions to The Sims 4 in a favourable light since they are invariably followed with queries about why it took so long for them to get in the game and why they weren’t there in the first place.
But, bringing these features and dynamics to The Sims 4 now is preferable to waiting many years for The Sims 5 to release – and there’s no assurance they’ll be included from the start.