It’s time to relive those best (or worst) four years of your life. sims 4‘s high school year The expansion pack is filled with content related to teens and people who used to be teenagers, from special posters and room decorations to proposals and a graduation ceremony. But along with the victories and defeats, epic highs and lows of high school classes, clubs and football, there is an exciting set of adaptations and changes in agency that will affect Sims of all ages and life stages.
high school year The expansion pack adds to the highly customizable Copperdale High, and any teen sim can attend for education. The pack is similar to the game’s well received Discover University Expansion – and high school grads will decide where Sims attends college, with Simms having the option to study online for his GED.
Polygon Attends Electronic Arts Presentation high school year Expansion pack, where developers discuss both high school year As well as a free update that will be released with the expansion pack.
In Copperdale, Sims participate in classes and extra-curricular activities, which means walking the halls, studying for tests, and going to exercises. But they can also joke around or skip class – although they could be in big trouble if the principal catches them. At home, teen Sims can decorate their rooms and roam in bed scrolling on social media. Even teen sims can now exit homes through a window to break the curfew a bit. For hangout spots, there’s Thrifty, a thrift store, and a boba tea spot. Sims may also have their first relationships with other students, and go to the fair and try to go down the tunnel of love with their crush.
Free Update Sim is full of small changes to the social experience that leave a big impact on the game. For example, players can now set their Sims’ sexuality and attractiveness to those of other Sims. The modular set of options allows players to create scent and asexual Sims as well as other queer identities. Developer Maxis added the ability for Sims to choose their pronouns in May, and this update builds on that to make choices more inclusive.
There are also other changes to the Sim’s daily life that look promising as well. Sims from all stages of life can now have varying degrees of chest, arm, back and leg hair, which is attractively indicated for adaptation.
Other Sims will also have a little more autonomy in their relationships with each other. Sims can now classify each other as crushes, and Sims from other households can start romances with player-controlled Sims. This small change can make a big difference, as Sims romance usually involves finding someone and actively pursuing them.
The Sims will also pursue desires and fears, which are small goals from the moment. There’s also a new feature for socially awkward people. While all of these free changes pertain to the average teen—body hair, crushes, and social phobias are certainly par for the course—they all apply to Sims of all stages of life.
high school year The expansion pack, along with the free update, will launch on July 28 on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.