Jessica Williams is taking over @TheSims Twitter!

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Our hearts jumped when we found out Jessica Williams is an avid Sims player. Instantly, a million questions popped into our heads: How often does she play? What is her SimSelf like? Is she as excited for The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs* as the rest of us are?

As these questions bubbled up inside of us, we realized that our awesome Sims Community might have a few questions too. And thus, the Jessica Williams AMA was born!

This Friday, October 6th from 11:00AM PST – 11:30AM PST, Jessica will be taking over @TheSims on Twitter. That’s a full 30-minutes chock-full of 140-character questions and answers, laughs and a guaranteed good-time!

Oh the possibilities…

If you haven’t heard of Jessica Williams, you’re in for a treat. She’s funny, down to earth, and just really really cool. Some of you might know her from her time on The Daily Show or, more recently, The Incredible Jessica James. Either way, she’s probably made you laugh one way or another, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her take over our Twitter!

In the spirit of a Twitter AMA, you can ask her anything! Ask about her tips and tricks for playing The Sims, what her SimSelf is like, or go rapid-fire with questions like, “What’s your favorite late-night snack?” For 30-minutes, the Twitter-verse is your oyster — at least, when it comes to The Jessica Williams Twitter Takeover. So start thinking of your questions and tune into #JWillyAMA on @TheSims to see if your question is answered!

How to Participate:

  1. Submit your question on Twitter using hashtag #JWillyAMA between 10AM PDT October 3rd and 11:30AM PDT October 6th — and yes, you can totally submit your question DURING the AMA!
  2. Remember, your Twitter must be public so we can find your tweet. We’ll be looking at the submissions by searching the hashtag #JWillyAMA on Twitter.
  3. Tune in on Friday, October 6th at 11:30am PDT and see if Jessica Williams replies to your tweet.

We’re really excited to see what you come up with! 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. See https://www.thesims.com/cats-and-dogs-faq for minimum system requirements for this expansion.

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New Experiences Coming Soon To Console

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With the announce of The Sims™ 4* coming to Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on November 17, 2017 we wanted to take a moment to dive a bit deeper into the additional content you can expect on day one of release! We know it’s important to provide additional experiences for you to tell your stories so we are happy to announce the following DLC will be available to purchase on November 17, 2017.

The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack*
For Sims looking to spruce up their patio, this pack is just the thing. Create a relaxing space where you can fire up the grill to enjoy a cookout with friends while enjoying lounging around in their new fashionable casual clothing. Had a stressful day at work? Your Sims will melt away their stress to kick back and relax in their all new hot tub. Don’t worry, if you aren’t the hot tub type you can kick back by the pool with a new stylish furnishing to relax the stress away.

The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack*
Does your Sim enjoy the more refined things in life or enjoy a more classic feel? Do they want to spend more of their time enjoying all that life has to offer, rather than cooking and cleaning? Then The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff* is the perfect pack to fulfill their dreams. Builders will enjoy the glitzy new items; including the all new Vanity Table, 16th Century Monte Vista Globe Bar, and even a classy gold Giraffe lamp. For the more refined Sims who find themselves above normal home chores you can hire the Butler NPC to come and take care of all that work for you, some might even have interesting traits that you will learn about as you get to know your new house helper.

The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack*
For Sims who enjoy living more of the Supernatural life, The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack* is the perfect edition to your collection. You will be able to transform your Sims into powerful Vampires, become immortal, and enjoy the all new eerie world of Forgotten Hollow; where night time seems to last unusually longer than other worlds. Create your perfect Vampire with all new Create a Sim tools, including an all new “dark form”, and lots of new outfits and accessories. Unlock unique powers that give your Vampire Sims a variety of supernatural abilities.

The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Pack*
Are your Sims tired of living the suburban life? Look no further than The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Pack*. Enjoy the new bustling city of San Myshuno; meet new friends, try out new careers, enjoy local festivals, and find the apartment (or penthouse) of your dreams! Festivals occur in your local neighborhood that bring new activities and food for your Sim to enjoy, they can even get a festival exclusive T-Shirt from a local vendor to show support. Enjoy playing basketball with friends and going to the local Karaoke spot for a good evening out.

The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Pack, The Sim 4 Vampires Game Pack, and The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack experiences will also be available for purchase as a digital bundle on November 17, 2017 worldwide. For more information about The Sims 4 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 check out our announce blog.

To stay up to date on all things The Sims on console be sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

 

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

Cute Builds To Make Your Heart Melt

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Our builders are some of the best in the world. Their imagination knows no bounds and the creations they share with all of us continues to inspire daily. With the release of The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff* we wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite builds by the community.

Toddler Care by SarahAnima

First up is this adorable daycare style home for your little ones to enjoy. It features bright colors, along with fun equipment for your toddlers to play in; slides, tunnels, ball pit, and even includes a place for nap time! This is the place where your toddlers will want to visit for their next play date with their new friends.

Tiny Tot Time by missmel11292

This fun park features a little bit of everything for young and old alike. It includes a basketball court for kids and older, to tunnels, slide, and ball pit for the little ones. This is a park that any local neighbor would love to visit, making new friends and hang out with old ones.

Party Palace by Gryphi

This lot is great for all to visit for some nice down time with the family. Featuring lots of fun stuffed animals and plenty of activities to wear out the young ones; this is your one stop shop for a good time with the family and friends.

Toddler Play Park by RealThomasTV1

This cute park is the perfect hub for your little ones to host a play date and meet new friends. With tons of colorful items and lots of areas for them to play, your little ones will have so much fun! Parents and guardians will enjoy watching the little ones play to their hearts content while reminiscing on how fleeting these precious moments are.

These are just some of our favorite builds that you’ve shared with us since the release of The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff. Use the hashtag #TheSims4 on social when sharing your creations, you never know if your’s might be featured next!

Be sure to like 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.
**Some builds contain content from other released expansion packs and stuff packs which are available for separate purchase.

Your Vote Counts! The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff Pack Icon

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Introducing… The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff! Just last week, you helped select an official name and today, you’re invited to participate in the final vote we’ll be holding for this pack. That said, it certainly isn’t the last opportunity to influence what gets created. We’re right in the middle of production, and things are progressing rapidly. Development updates are being shared on my twitter, @SimGuruGraham, and on our dedicated section of the official forums, SimGuruGraham’s Corner.

Now is the time to share your thoughts on the progress you see, and to speak up with your feedback.

Selecting an icon for a pack is a process that starts similarly to how we choose a name. Production and marketing share ideas back and forth, only this time with clip art examples to get the ball rolling. Once we have suggestions on what could visually represent the pack, we hand those ideas off to a brand design agency who takes each idea and develops it into an icon for consideration.

This agency has helped define the identity of The Sims 4 packaging that you see on store shelves – going all the way back to base game. We continue to partner with them to assist in developing the branding for each pack that’s released. Sometimes an icon immediately stands out among the group as the obvious choice. Other times we narrow the selections down, and ask for some further revisions on the ideas that we think show promise.

Today, your vote will assist in the final steps of this process. We’ve worked with our partners to create four distinct icons that could represent this pack. Please choose your favorite!

Voting ends on September 15th, 2017 at 10AM PT.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IconVote

If you’ve been following Stuff Packs, then the image shared below should be immediately recognizable from The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff. You can see we explored a number of other ideas that didn’t get used. We felt like the picket fence was a pretty iconic (forgive the pun) visual that people commonly associate with fencing in a yard, but it didn’t say anything about the new gameplay. We toyed with the idea of incorporating the pack’s main gameplay object in the icon, and tried to explore iconography for a lawn water slide. Attempting to fit such a long, narrow object in a small icon proved to be a challenge. In the end, we settled on the simple visual of a glass of lemonade. It represented the new drink pitcher that was included in the pack, as well as capturing the casual “backyard feel” the pack was aiming for.

As development on The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff proceeds, we’re seeing more gameplay take shape. Once we entered production, the next major date in our development schedule is set for October 6th, which is our Alpha submission milestone. An alpha milestone is defined as the pack being “feature complete” (a.k.a. every piece of functionality detailed in the design has been implemented in-game).

To help us move forward, the first thing we did was get an initial gameplay prototype running within a week of entering production. This allowed us to see Sims generating piles of clothes when changing outfits, and then being able to take those clothes to a hamper, from a hamper to a washer, and from a washer to the dryer in-game. Essentially, we can complete a full gameplay loop, and start to get a sense for how the features will play in-game. Although that core functionality in place, there’s still a whole lot of work left to implement to fully realize the entire laundry system.

While today’s icon vote is the final survey we’ll hold for The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff, please continue to share your feedback on our development updates. Your comments will influence the decisions we make, as we still have lots of work left to do on this pack. The best place to share your thoughts and to ask questions continues to be in SimGuruGraham’s Corner, the section of our official forums that’s dedicated to this project.

You may find answers to commonly asked questions in the FAQ.

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By submitting feedback or material, you expressly grant EA all rights necessary to enable EA to use the feedback or material in any form and for any purpose without attribution, notice, or compensation to you. While your votes will help us determine what we may include in this stuff pack, EA will make the final decision. This pack will be offered for a separate fee standard to our prior stuff pack launches.

 

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