The Sims 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack Brings Some Country

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The Sims 4 group revealed a brand new “Cottage Living” Expansion pack for the sport at this time that includes chickens, rainbow cows, construct gadgets, and a style of the easy life. The growth pack is out on July 22.

In the “Cottage Living” reveal trailer, EA confirmed off a litany of construct/purchase gadgets full of cottagecore vibes. We didn’t get to see many inside gadgets laid out so clearly, however bits of the video trace at information decorations and furnishings. Still, the growth guarantees a number of for builders with roofing, siding, landscaping, and loads of animal-related gadgets.

Rabbits (even that includes cute sweaters!), chickens, foxes, cows, and llamas have been all within the video teaser. It’s not clear how they’ll all operate, however the trailer appears to indicate that rabbits will a minimum of operate equally to cats and canines as pets. There are additionally just a few stables for the llamas and cows.

On the gameplay entrance, new crops are naturally a part of the deal on the subject of a rustic DLC. As a giant in-game farmer, I’m curious as to what number of new crops we’ll get. Vendor stalls have been additionally proven off in a plaza, giving us a glimpse of the brand new world more likely to are available in “Cottage Living.” The latest world additions have been pretty lackluster, providing little to do and a tragically small quantity of tons to construct on, so I’m nonetheless holding out hope till I see the complete map.

Picking up the pack earlier than September 2 can even provide you with three extra gadgets together with a ridable bike with a basket, a chicken-riding gnome, and a tree decks out in backyard lights.

And whereas I’m not a fan of coping with toddlers in The Sims, they did present a kind of rugrats engaged on a cross-stitch undertaking, which appears harmful however was additionally form of cute and can hopefully hold them busy.

EA already teased the brand new DLC growth by giving Simfluencers (sure I did simply make that phrase up) from their EA Game Changers program a postcard from an English-inspired countryside.

“We are pleased you’re joining us in Henford-on-Bagley! I’m sure you will enjoy the quaint countryside life. Do come visit us at our Garden Stall when you arrive,” the postcard reads.

Watch for the trailer, keep for the Simlish cowl of “Japanese Breakfast.”

It’s additionally signed by “A. and A. Crumplebottom,” which sounded acquainted to devoted Simmers. Agnes Crumplebottom is a personality from earlier Sims video games. She’s had a number of husbands, although none with a primary title beginning with A. We received to see Agnes within the trailer, however there’s nonetheless no information on who different mysterious A might be.

And, as many non-American gamers have identified, The Sims 4 is excessively U.S.-centric with solely the “Snowy Escape” growth pack providing some worldwide residing enchantment in a Japanese-inspired world.

An much more unique group of Simmers received to see the reveal trailer early, which The Sims confirmed off on Twitter with a supercut of their excited (however spoiler-free) reactions.

EA did tease that this is able to be the “Summer of Sims,” with a load of content material coming in sizzling. But followers most likely didn’t count on fairly so many bulletins. The “Dream Home Decorator” Game Pack launched June 1, and the “Courtyard Oasis Kit” dropped only a couple weeks earlier than on May 18.

Still, followers have been clamoring for a countryside residing expertise for years, whether or not that be away from the suburban and concrete landscapes frequent in The Sims 4 or a full farming DLC. Or a minimum of a horse. People actually preferred the horses in The Sims 3: Pets. We didn’t get horses within the trailer, however there was loads of llama motion (The Sims is severely obsessive about llamas).

Now we simply need to see how the pack itself performs. There have been loads of DLC choices that appeared promising upon reveal solely to be full of bugs or too little gameplay as soon as gamers received their fingers on it. And with Simmers rising an increasing number of bored with EA’s considerably bungled makes an attempt to deliver extra pores and skin tones to the sport, the shortage of selection and options from earlier installments, and DLC that nobody requested for, The Sims 4 could use a win, particularly since EA has mentioned it’s not significantly interested by transferring on to The Sims 5 any time quickly.

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