Update: Trailer video now added.
Fans of The Sims 4 have been going just a wee bit twitchy after several leaks of The Sims 4 University kept appearing but not a peep from The Sims 4 team. Well, we finally got something.
The leaks have followed a similar pattern to what we’ve been seeing in recent months. The game appears on code-selling sites with no details other than a release date. That release date has consistently been 15 November 2019. But then there’s not a peep from the team at The Sims 4.
Then, last week, the box art and a description for The Sims 4 University leaked on the Microsoft store and it was a bit too much, especially with the radio silence from the official team.
But, now we’re here. In true Sims fashion, a mere teaser dropped for the University expansion – with the full trailer premiering on 22 October.
The Sims 4 University: Teaser dropped
Here’s the Tweet. And the link to YouTube for the trailer premiere.
Wondering what to expect? Wonder no more. Here’s the trailer video.
This is the description that was leaked alongside the box art on the Microsoft store over the weekend.
Hit the books and show your school spirit in The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack, where Sims enrol in school, explore collegiate experience, and enjoy extracurricular activities. Take classes that set your Sims up for success in engineering, education or law careers. Discover robotics and ping -pong, plus make some mischief pull pranks against the rival school. Study hard, sleep in, and high five the school mascot – just make sure to keep those grades up!
Settle into School – Welcome to Britechester. Begin a new chapter for your Sim when they enrol in the historical University of Britechester or modern Foxbury Institute. Live in a dorm room or off-campus, explore Britechester on a bicycle, spend time in the student commons and have a study session at the library. Cheer on the student body at a school spirit event and wear school colours to show your Sims’ pride.
Stay Classy – Sims enrol in the University that piques their interesting, finding classes in biology, computer science, art history and even villainy. Attend a lecture or work on term papers and presentations – the more your Sim learns, the better they will in careers like teaching, law and engineering. Going to classes or blowing them off will affect your Sim’s grades, so time management is a must.
Meet, Mingle, and Explore- How your Sim embraces college life is up to them. They can study all night to complete homework or chill out and sleep in. And, with activities like juice pong, juggling a soccer ball, hang out with roommates, taking a break has never been so fun! Plus, your Sims can join school organisations like robotics, debate, art or even a mysterious secret society. As the school year progresses, Sims become their best selves and discover who they are meant to be.
Express Your Campus Style – Make your Sim’s space cozy with dorm room decor that reflects their personality with objects like posters and a mini-fridge. Then, develop their personality style in any way you choose – whether wearing late-for-class sweatpants or their best-self slacks, there’s always a way to show school spirit or impress a classmate.
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