New DLC Coming To Console In December!

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The Sims™ 4 officially landed on Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 earlier this month, and we’re thrilled to see so many of you enjoying the game. With the holidays just around the corner, we are excited to announce two new DLC packs coming to console on December 5, 2017 that are set to offer a new selection of Kitchen-themed products and old Hollywood flare into your game.

Spruce up your wardrobe and your kitchen with The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack*. Enjoy a variety of new clothing and hairstyles that will impress inside and outside of the kitchen. Invite some friends over for a cool tasty treat with the all-new ice cream maker, be careful though, as some flavors can cause some…interesting effects.

Make your Sims the envy of the holiday party with The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack*. This stuff pack is chock full of extravagant decor, dazzling gowns, and chic formal wear. No party is complete without tasty treats; serve your party guests your choice of foods with the all-new buffet table and put together that perfect centerpiece to have a party your guests will remember.

We cannot wait to see what you create when you get your hands on these two amazing packs. If you aren’t already, give us a follow on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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


Adopt A Virtual Pet This Week!

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Our community always blows us away with their amazing talent, and last week was no different, as you created an assortment of amazing cats and dogs for fellow Simmers to love in their virtual world. To build off of the love you kicked-off, we are focusing the next community challenge on pet adoption.

Providing loving and caring homes for animals in need is a primary mission for the SPCAI, and something that we stand behind here at Maxis as well. This week, we teamed up with our SimGurus to create a select number of unique pets using The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack* for your Sims to adopt in the gallery today! These include:

SimGuruJM – Boots
Boots is a super lovable Chihuahua who is looking for his forever home. Boots traits include Active, Friendly, and Vocal.

SimGuruRomeo – Ginger and Xena
Ginger and Xena are pure-bred boxers with tons of energy who need lots of love and attention. Ginger’s traits include Loyal, Friendly, and Smart. Xena’s traits include Active, Adventurous, and Troublemaker.

SimGuruRusskii – Laika 
Laika is a Newfoundland who is just a big bundle of fur looking to be loved. Her traits include Adventurous, Couch Potato, and a Hunter

We would love to have you join us by sharing your created pets in the gallery for others to adopt in-game. To participate, simply upload a pet you’ve created to the gallery using “ADOPT” at the beginning of your title, and be sure to share it with us on social using #VirtualAdoption #Sims4Paws.

Don’t have The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack? Don’t worry! You can still participate by liking and sharing your favorite pets created by others in the community.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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

Sport Your Favorite The Sims Gear With Our New Store!

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Simmers, the long wait is finally over! You’ve been asking for it, and we are so happy to announce that with support from the lovely folks at Threadless, we’re bringing online The Sims official merchandise shop!

Yep, you read that right! We are super excited to be able to provide you with official The Sims gear to show off your Sims pride to all of your friends. Now you might be thinking, is this only going to be apparel? Nope! We have hand selected 17 unique designs, a tribute to the 17 years of The Sims Franchise, for the initial launch that can be purchased on t-shirts, prints, phone cases, notebooks, mugs, and much more.

The store is open RIGHT NOW, and will be updated throughout the year with fun and unique designs to keep things fresh, and your wardrobe filled with the latest and greatest.

Is there a fun Sims saying you wish you could have on a shirt? Or maybe some artwork you see featured in the game that you’d like to hang on your wall? Be sure to let us know, because you might find it on the store sooner than later…

To help answer a few questions below is an FAQ and check out the Threadless Help page for additional assistance:

  • Why is the store not localized in my language?
    • The Threadless site is only available in English.
  • Can I purchase items if I live outside of the United States?
    • Absolutely! Threadless provides international shipping on all of its products.
  • I want to purchase a design that isn’t currently available for another product. Will you be expanding the designs to be on other products?
    • We want to hear your feedback so definitely let us know what you’d like to see, whether its a design or even a specific type of product.

For the meantime, we cannot wait to see you sport your new Sims merch, so be sure to share with us on social media using the hashtag #TheSimsGear.

If you aren’t following us already, be sure to check out The Sims on TwitterInstagramTwitchFacebook, and our YouTube channel.

Take On The Create Your Pet Challenge!

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The Sims has teamed up with the wonderful folks at the SPCAI to help support some of their amazing programs.

Last week we challenged you to help our little doggo Ruby find the best outfit, and we are thrilled to reveal that your choice was the Ruby Bear.

After our Ruby challenge, we wanted to shift gears a bit and share the spotlight with some of our amazing community creators (many of whom are already creating some amazing cats & dogs in the gallery). Our focus this week is on your cat or dog; we encourage you to create your actual pet using the Create a Pet tool in The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack* and share on The Sims 4 Gallery.

For reference, this pet could be a cat or dog that you own, or it could be a pet that you would love for your Sims to adopt into their own family. Once you create your pet, be sure to put “MyPet” at the beginning of the title of your creation, when uploading to the gallery. Your pets will then be featured on our web hub for others to like and download for their own Sims homes as well!

In the meantime, we teamed up with some of our creators from around the globe to help us get started by creating pets for you to download today! Check out these amazing furbabies:

CuteCoffeGal – Miles (after Miles Davis) was adopted in 2007. A rescue of unknown breed, he’s part Tuxedo and part Siamese? Burmese? One of his favorite spots is to perch on top of a 10 foot tall cabinet in my bathroom! He’s always been a loving cat, but he’s been my little shadow since his brother Oscar passed, constantly following my every move. Miles’s favorite toy is a plush cupcake my mother gave him for Christmas years ago, and it’s funny to watch him hunt, kill, and then bring me his cupcake each night!

Miss Violet – Masha (2 years old) and Lumpi (9 years old) are my two long haired Chihuahuas. Masha is like a little tornado with the energy of 10 big dogs while Lumpi is a glutton for food and loves to follow me around no matter where I go, including the bathroom. I adopted Lumpi from a shelter (along with his sister who passed away) when he was 5 years old, he is the most loyal and loving dog I have ever met. While Lumpi loves to follow me around Masha is miss independent, except when she decides its cuddle time, and she just has to comment on every noise with a bark. While they have very different personalities they still match each other perfectly.

MsGryphi – I adopted Reo from a shelter when he was just a kitten and they weren’t sure of what his breed was, but this 15lb bundle of fur is a lover of attention. He is very much a glutton, loves to hold conversations with you, and can be quite mischievous when he wants to be. One of his special quirks is that he likes to bite your arm if you don’t play with him with his lazer light haha.

Meggs – Oolie is my spoiled rotten purebred Shih Tzu. She just loves to wear a shirt, or sweater, and have her hair up in a top knot or pig nails. She has a plush pumpkin, her absolute favorite toy, that she enjoys laying on when she snoozes on the couch. Oolie is very proficient in speak, high five, paw, dance, and “leave it” and will perform any of them for a tasty treat. She is a huge lover of people, though she is skittish around other dogs, and just loves to join in when people sing at birthday parties or when I practice my choir music or flute (though she isn’t a fan of the flute).

Don’t have The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack? Don’t worry! You can still participate by liking and sharing your favorite pets created by others in the community. To keep up with submissions to the challenge and when our next one goes live be sure to check out our challenge web hub! Be sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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