EA has today released the first of three free content updates planned for the next three months, which will add a range of new features, including the oft-requested swimming pools in November.
Today's update introduces ghosts, Star Wars costumes, and new eye colours:
- October brings the spoooooky addition of Ghosts to The Sims 4. Your dead Sims can now rejoin the world of the living, where they maintain all the attributes they had a as a Sim, but with special new behaviors based on how they died. Invite them to join your Sims’ household and they can be playable characters; if you dare, you might even find a way to bring your ghosts back to life.
- Did you feel that disturbance in The Force? It was probably our new Star Wars Costume Set. Outfit your Sims in Luke Skywalker’s X-wing pilot suit, Leia’s white robes and awesome cinnamon buns, Darth Vader’s suit and, yes, even Yoda. I mean, who out there hasn’t dressed as Yoda for Halloween, right? Now you can in The Sims 4, too!
- Community requests like new eye colors are in there, too. I have personally just given all my Sims purple eyes. Because I can. We’ve also fixed a few minor bugs as well.
The next update, planned for November, will reintroduce swimming pools to the franchise, following fan backlash at the decision to not include them in the original release of The Sims 4. In July, executive producer Rachel Franklin explained that pools (and toddlers) were left out because of a focus on new systems and technologies.
"So the bottom line is that when we sat down and looked at everything we wanted to do for this game, all the new tech we wanted to build into it, the fact was that there would be trade-offs, and these would disappoint some of our fans," Franklin wrote in a blog post at the time. "Hard pill to swallow, believe me, but delivering on the vision set out for The Sims 4 required focus."
Finally, a third update in December will introduce new career paths and rewards.
Source: The Sims News