Hold on to your recyclables guys, there’s a new pack coming…
Hippies, Hipsters, Upcyclers — Lend me your ears.
After another leak, the Sims 4 team have finally announced the next instalment to The Sims 4 franchise — The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack. The trailer was released on Thursday of last week, leaving simmers confused but hopeful about the new expansion. The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle will be available on the 5th of June 2020 for PC and Consoles.
The direction for The Sims 4 is definitely unique, and not like any other Sims game in the franchise. With The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack on it’s way, this means we have one more Game Pack releasing in the next few months.
Check out the trailer for “The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle” below…
Are you left hanging (gardens) for more?
Welcome to Evergreen Harbor, the sustainable city of your dreams! Join your fellow collaborative makers and sustainability activists in The Sims™ 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack*, coming to PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4 on June 5, 2020! How will you play to change?
Change the World
In Evergreen Harbor, every action you take and decision you make influences the state of the world around you. The cleaner Evergreen Harbor gets, the more you’ll see nature thriving. You determine whether the skies are smoggy or clear enough to see the aurora borealis glimmering above. Let garbage pile up on the streets of your neighborhood or clean it up to create lush green walking paths in town. It’s up to you!
Upgrade Your World
New updates in Build/Buy encourage going green, too. For the first time, you can offset your bills with wind turbines, solar panels, and dew collectors. Reduce your eco footprint and invest in a living rooftop for a splash of bright color. Inside, choose between gorgeous new furniture (sustainably made, of course) or upcycle someone else’s junk into beautiful items!
Make or Break It
Speaking of reclaiming and repurposing things, why don’t you check out a new job as a maker? As you go around town, keep an eye out for collectibles and materials for your next project. Brave Sims might try dumpster diving for resources like dyes, bits and pieces, and ingredients—as long as they don’t mind the smell. Choose the Freelance Crafter career to fill mail and internet orders for your candles, fizzy juices, upcycled objects, and more! Or try to encourage your neighbors to vote for a community maker space where you can all craft together.
Use Your Voice
Unused community spaces are going to waste—literally, as a dump. Rally your neighbors to decide how to use it. To get that maker space, you’re going to need support. Want a shared planting space with vertical gardens instead? Vote for it! Every week, you can join your new community in voting for a Neighborhood Action Plan. Transform the shared lot, promote the performing arts, suggest a weekly workout, demand an upcycling initiative, or explore the many other options on the board. Just know that you could end up wearing a paper bag on your head if things go sideways….
Whatever you do in Evergreen Harbor, know that you are changing the world.Taken from The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Reveal – www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/eco-lifestyle-reveal
After going through the trailer with a fine tooth comb, and watching other Sims You-tuber’s “React” to it — I have some questions and possibly doubts about this pack.
I’ve played through the “weird” times in a lot of The Sims history — Diesel Stuff, Katy Perry Sweet Treats, the addition of Plants Vs Zombies in the Supernatural Pack, the My Sims franchise — but this is different. It seems the creativity of The Sims team is starting to show. Now that all the “wanted” Expansion Packs are out of the way (ie: University, Seasons and Pets are always the most requested expansion packs from any Sims game) they are starting to test the waters and try new things.
One thing that excites me is the ability to change from the dirty, industrial, polluted landscape of “Evergreen Harbour” to a clean, sustainable environment. Recycling trash in to new items and being able to “make” anything and sell it, will add new game play to “Off the Grid” saves. I’m a big fan of the “Rags to Riches” challenge, so I was very excited to see the addition of dumpster diving and ladders. This will make it much more adventurous if sims can then use their “trash” to make something to sell.
While there’s nothing I have to “complain” about from this announcement; it’s just all a bit meh in my eyes. I really hope the game play isn’t as simple as The Sims 4 Strangerville Game Pack (which I loved by the way, I just wanted more) but also more enticing than the conservationism in The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack (which I still haven’t really played…).
Are you excited for this new pack? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!