Note: We do not have an early access copy to The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle. We’ve spent hours watching videos from the EA Game Changers and the live stream by the Gurus to pick out the most important bits. This article might be updated if new information becomes available.
The new Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion pack will be released on 5 June 2020, just a few days after a huge free update for the base game. The Sims 4 June patch will bring several changes to the game, including free placement of windows and doors, ladders and an updated inventory, to name a few.
The franchise’s ninth expansion, Eco Lifestyle, will also fundamentally alter gameplay. An Eco Footprint UI will be added, meaning all decisions your Sims make will impact their neighbourhoods.
The Evergreen Harbor neighbourhood will ship with The new Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion, and it looks like a pretty interesting new world.
Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Lots and apartment details
There are a total of 15 new lots in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion. Two of those are apartment lots, with two apartments each. The apartments are somewhat different to those in City Living – they’re much smaller and one block doesn’t even have an elevator.
The apartments won’t have landlords either, but you still won’t be able to alter the exterior.
Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: World map pictures
Evergreen Harbor consists of three different neighbourhoods. The neighbourhoods in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle are called: Port Promise, Conifer Station and Grims Quarry. There will also be a community lot in each neighbourhood. This lot can become a community garden, market and crafting space – but more on that on another day.
Let’s take a quick look at the new world map for the Evergreen Harbor neighbourhood in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle.
And yes, you guessed it – there is an actual quarry. Oh the things we could build. And we cannot wait to build in this world and make it pop. Or hope. Like this.
Elements of the neighbourhood, like the exterior of some of the buildings (apartments and the train station, for example) will also change if you opt to go the “green” gameplay route. The eco footprint is also set per neighbourhood, meaning you can have both a gritty ‘hood and a snazzy eco-friendly one in the same world.
Here’s a look around one of the more industrial neighbourhoods from the live stream hosted by the Sims gurus last week.
We can’t wait to take a tour ourselves.