As previously rumoured, Eco Lifestyle will be the ninth full Expansion Pack. A trailer (which you can watch above) shows Sims transforming a wasteland area into a blossoming and green neighbourhood by working together and embracing a more sustainable lifestyle.
Fans won’t have to wait long, either. The release date for the expansion is set for Friday, June 5 for all platforms – PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
The official page for Eco Lifestyle lists a number of features in the pack, including solar panels, wind turbines, recycling, and even scrounging through dumpsters to find new items.
Sims will also be part of a voting board where they can influence Neighbourhood Action Plans by campaigning and teaming up with other activists.
“Every decision you make – what power sources you rely on, how you design your home, and which Neighborhood Action Plans you vote for – influences the state of the world, from smoggy skies to crystal-clear water,” the website’s description reads.
“On the other hand, buildings bloom with more flora and green when trash is picked up and lots are kept clean.”
George Pigula, producer of Eco Lifestyle, said: “We’re thrilled to give players the opportunity to explore an eco-friendly way of living in The Sims and play the change they want to see.
“By discovering and practising sustainable habits, like using solar panels or wind turbines to power their electricity or upcycling materials to create new furniture, players and their Sims can play with life in all-new ways.”
The Sims 4 explored similar themes in 2019’s Island Living, where Sims could become a conservationist and help to clean the polluted beaches of Sulani. But Eco Lifestyle appears to be taking this much further.
Also coming over the next six months are the community-voted Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack – which will include knitting-exclusive clothing and rocking chairs and is planned for late summer – and an untitled Game Pack which producer Michael Duke previously described as “a major first for us”.
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