GAME, the UK video game shop where I’m sure most of us have purchased our Sims games from, and many other games/DVDs/CDs etc. have The Sims 4 available for pre-order. The price is at £49.99 presently, however, we have since contacted GAME and been informed that this price is in fact place holder and is planned to change nearer the release date. For this reason, if you are going to pre-order The Sims 4 from GAME, please refrain from doing so until the price is fixed.
UPDATE: VIDEO HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE.
Sims.Mixei.Ru has found a very early, I repeat, very early, concept video for The Sims 4. This video goes hand in hand with the images that were leaked earlier on in the month. It seems to be taken from the “Olympus” version of the game, which is rumoured to have been the “online” mode. PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO DOES NOT REPRESENT FINAL GAMEPLAY OF THE SIMS 4 AND WAS CREATED BACK IN EARLY 2011 TO SHOWCASE DESIGNS FOR AN EARLY UI. I REPEAT, THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT THE SIMS 4.
EA recently announced a new Sims game called The Sims 4. If you don’t know about The Sims, it’s a dollhouse simulator in which you spend two hours sculpting a slightly more attractive version of yourself before clicking on a postman enough times that they’ll agree to have sex with you. I’m a big fan of the series and its many expansion packs, from the one that added branded H&M clothing to the one that added branded IKEA furniture, so naturally I was excited to hear that EA were working on a fourth The Sims game. Details are thin on the ground however, so I’ve put together my own wishlist. Here are three things I’d like to see added to The Sims 4.
If you haven’t picked up the base game for The Sims 3 yet, well, where have you been?! You are almost five years late to the party! But now you’re in luck! Origin have The Sims 3 base game for only £9.99 Get it NOW! Bet the rest of ya feel somewhat silly shedding out £30 back then, huh? Oh well.
The Sims 3 Island Paradise Producer Walkthrough was released yesterday. Check out houseboats, scuba diving, building resorts, and more! The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack is available 25 June in the US, and 28 June in the UK.
So The Sims 4 is coming and that means we say goodbye to The Sims 3, although many will still play after The Sims 4′s launch, that era of the series will be over and no more games will be released. That is why it feels like time for a Starter Pack, a combination of The Sims 3 games to buy in one big bundle so any Sims virgin can experience the joy and excitement from 2009+ all over again. That sounded weird.
Buy The Sims 3 Starter Pack today for £39.99
A few weeks ago, SimsVIP posted about some possible mock-up images for The Sims 4 created by artist Patrick Kelly. These images strongly pointed towards an online social game similar to The Sims Online, leading to many fans being outraged at the thought of their favourite game requiring an always-on connection to the internet. However, since The Sims 4 was officially announced last week, EA have put the rumours to rest in regards to online play, and confirmed that The Sims 4 will be an offline, single-player experience.
However, BeyondSims has since been tweeted by Zachary Lindelof with the tip that The Sims 4 may have originally had two versions in development, an offline and online game. This user tweeted a link to Patrick Kelly’s LinkedIn profile which says he apparently worked on two potential online versions of the game. It reads:
My most recent project for The Sims Label (2011 – 2012) involved creating detailed Flash mockups exploring game play and UI designs for two potential online versions of The Sims 4 (The Sims Olympus and The Sims Icarus).
EA have hinted towards online social features in the upcoming The Sims 4, but could these features be far more in-depth than we first thought? Could we be seeing a reboot to The Sims Online in a much smaller, less overwhelming game mode? I wonder if SimCity’s recent issues had anything to do with their decision?
Another live broadcast will be happening on May 23rd, next week in fact. The Sims team will be playing Dragon Valley, The Sims 4 Guru’s will be making their debut appearance, and many other exciting things. Although, don’t expect to see anything The Sims 4 related just yet, I think that is being saved for E3. The broadcast will go live at 10am PDT, which is 6pm in the UK.