The Sims 4 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 17th November.
Maxis’ popular life simulator is coming to consoles for the first time in eight years. Making its way to a new generation of systems, the Sims 4 looks to offer the same experience to console players as PC users. This differs wildly from the norm with Sims games, where typically console users would see a vastly stripped down port with smaller neighbourhoods and fewer careers or hobbies to explore.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, senior producer Michael Duke described this as the first time in the history of the franchise that you can experience the same content as the PC version.
“The only limit to what you can create is in your imagination,” says Duke. “The current generation of hardware has enabled us to translate code to PlayStation 4 without any major system changes, so that it is no longer about which platform has the superior version, but where you like to play.”
For Xbox One players, EA Access subscribers can play The Sims 4 for free from 9th-17th November for a free trial of the game, and progress will carry over to the main game should you decide to purchase the full version.
You can pre-order the special edition now and receive a bundle of content with The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition, which includes:
- Unlocking Early Access to the Full Game, up to three days in advance of the worldwide launch on November 17
- Life of the Party Digital Content, featuring the Flaming Tiki Bar and sleek, stylized outfits for your Sims
- Up All Night Digital Content, featuring the Laser Light Show, fun decorations, and outrageous party costumes
- Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content, featuring a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off