The Sims 4 update will turn babies into real people, not objects

A baby lies on the floor in a sneak peek in the upcoming update for Sims 4.

Screenshots: EA / Kotaku

During today’s Sims Summit, EA showed a glimpse of an upcoming update that seems to give babies more autonomy. In the “one more thing” moment of the event, a few brief seconds were spent showing off a crawling infant quickly being held by its mother. Family life just got a little more hectic.

While toddlers, completely on mobile, entered the game in 2017, newborns were glued to their bassinets, which are little more than an object in the game. . This is a big change to the game as babies and toddlers are not objects The Sims games for years before they inexplicably disappeared The Sims 4debut. It takes three years to get toddlers, but babies who act like babies will have to wait eight or nine years. The small trailer only hints at the update coming in 2023, so no babies yet.

On the other hand, the process of childbirth is quite dynamic. You carry around two sims, do some operations, instruct your sim to do pregnancy tests, and a bunch of other tasks until, well, it’s time. The Start doing The expansion pack even allows Simmers to join their expectant parents at the hospital. But after that, babies don’t do much. The player has milked the interactions with the crib as much as possible, if not for the baby to age as soon as he returns from the hospital.

That’s not all that’s on the horizon for Sim 4. Two new expansions are slated for next year, and official mod support is coming through a new program opens to choose modder. As of today, the game has also moved into a free-to-play model, downloadable on Steam or, if you prefer, Origin (I know, there are dozens of you). And for those looking forward to the next generation of Sims life, Maxis also show off a super early look at tracking is currently unnamed.


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