Finally, we can all relax now, the speculation can cease and we can all go back to our lives. THE FIRST SIMS 4 EXPANSION PACK HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED (if you don’t count the baby EP Outdoor Retreat, which I guess no one does).
The Expansion Pack is titled ‘Get to Work’ and by the looks of things, long time Simmers are going to get something they have wanted for a very, very long time. If this expansion pack lives up to its trailer, Simmers will now be able to go to freakin’ work with their sims. OH. MY. GOD. I can’t even contain my excitement.
I don’t know if this signals the end of Sims disappearing when they go to work, but we can gather from the trailer that there will be at least three different jobs/professions that we can travel too with our Sims. I imagine it will work much like the Sims 3 Ambitions but hopefully much better. The Sims 3 Ambitions was fun to start with but after awhile the professions became dull and repetitive. For example, if you were a firefighter, all day every day, you would put out fires and occasionally you’d break down some doors. But judging by the trailer, ‘Get to Work’ will be much more Lot based unlike the Sims 3 Ambitions, where most of the professions took place at home, providing us with ‘offices’ for our Sims to travel too where for once – we will be in control. The trailer showed a Hospital, a Police Station and some freaky looking inventing lab, which is pretty cool. This suggests that the playable careers will be Doctor, Detective and Inventor. There also seems like there will be an ‘Open for Bussiness’ element to the expansion pack with restaurants and bakeries featuring as businesses your sims could ‘build’. I don’t think any of the current careers will become playable, but who knows what will happen in the future.
I wasn’t a massive Fan of ‘Outdoor Retreat’ as I thought it could have been done a bit better, but I see real potential for ‘Get to Work’ and can’t wait to find out more about it. The base game was a bit of a let down for me, but EA is really making up for that now and I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us.
As always, get in touch in the comments below or send me a tweet to @indigogreene – I’d love to hear your thoughts on the announcement 🙂