It’s been almost a month since Sims 4 released and I’m still cheerfully posting my Sim adventures on my Simblr. You may have heard that there was a bit of grouch thrown at EA and Maxis, mostly due to the things the base game left out. Well, much to our surprise, it seems the team is working to turn that all around.
The Sims 4 community knew there was an announcement in the wings for today. We just didn’t know how big it was going to be.
Today marks the very first free content patch to Sims 4, including the previously missing Ghosts and new Star Wars costumes to get Sims in the spirit of Halloween! Along with that, we get a new Gnome and new eye colors.
If that’s not exciting enough, EA also announced that November would bring a free patch for the much-wanted pools.
December has a free patch for more careers (thank you – one of my complaints).
All of this is super exciting, especially seeing that the new framework that The Sims 4 is based on allows for this content to be directly streamed through updates, rather than something you have to go to a website and download.
I didn’t know how the team was going to handle all the backlash they got for the missing content in the base game. I had only hoped that it would be through free patches, and now, that’s come true. I’m genuinely stoked for this, and feeling pretty good about supporting this game in the future.
Keep the great surprises coming, Maxis! For more info on how ghosts work, check out this post at Kotaku.