The Sims 4 developers are spending some time asking players about new features that they would want to see. A survey published recently asked players to rate their interest in new relationship states, lifestyle changes, and seasonal activities.
More attention is paid to relationships than anything else, with a particular attempt to define Sims’ interpersonal connections as more than friends, lovers, or mortal enemies. If your Sims partake in the same activities with friends on a regular basis, the game might start to consider them ‘brunch buddies’. If they’re really getting along, the game might apply some new labels – such as ‘bromance’ – to their relationship. The game is also painfully aware, however, that not everyone gets along all the time. As a result, relationships might get ‘short-term states’ in which Sims are ‘furious’ with one another. If characters do have a falling out, shared personal histories might make it more difficult for them to settle their differences.
One thing The Sims community loves to be is vocal about their feedback. So I've been working with the dev team & The Sims brand team on creating a new survey that focuses on potential features/changes for the future of #TheSims4.https://t.co/P67wZC1AUX
— TinyGuruFrost? (@SimGuruFrost) January 14, 2020
EA also proposes a number of lifestyle changes, which would let your Sims do anything from heading out on day trips to owning second homes.
It is interesting to see that the developers still seem to have plans for the game, especially as The Sims 4 is already older than The Sims 3 was when the current game launched.