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The Sims 4 Is Getting a Major Overhaul, According to EA

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Electronic Arts has finally shed light on The Sims 4 and its plan to overhaul classic NPC characters, promising new personalities, appearances and lore for recurring families.

A household name that immediately springs to mind when we think of The Sims, weirdly enough, is Goth. You know, that cryptic family that have been known for living lavishly in most upmarket estates since day one? Well, the good news is — they’re getting a makeover. And they’re not the only ones in EA’s queue for a clean cut and scrub down package deal, either. In fact, the whole town is about to get some serious R&R. Or so it seems.

Although the release date for the planned makeovers has yet to be confirmed, the team behind the overhaul have already been able to give us an idea of what’s to come. In a nutshell, it’s a lofty package filled to the brim with minor patches that will alter certain appearances, whether it’s to buff up a moustache or add a few extra freckles. Basically, EA is forcing some of our OG Sims to progress with the times, giving them the wrinkles and life experience to go with it. And that only makes sense, considering the Goth’s should be like — what — sixty? 

It’s about time the Goth’s aged, to be fair. It’s 2021, you know? Get with the times, Mortimer.

Let’s talk Neighborhood Stories

On top of the general makeovers, manicures and what have you, EA is also working towards the Neighborhood Stories bolt-on, which will introduce two new Aspirations and Reward Traits, as well as the ability to influence neighborhood Sims to perform certain actions on others. And if that’s piqued your interest, then you can check out the full stream below for more details.

A lot was announced during yesterday’s Inside Maxis livestream, and these were simply two of the many topics that the team explored. For the full feature and all the details, you can watch the show here. Or, failing that, then the official social handle here. We’ll let you know just as soon as the ball drops about the launch date.

Are you looking forward to seeing some new updates come to The Sims 4? What do you make of the proposed Neighborhood Stories? Let us know over on our socials here.

The Sims 4 Official Livestream: Neighborhood Stories, NPC Overhauls and MORE!

Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.