Finally! We cannot wait for the release of The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion – and while we still don’t know everything about the pack, the gameplay trailer has given us a bit more insight into what to expect from the new Sims 4 expansion.
The Sims 4 team also shared a new blog post further detailing some of the gameplay elements of the upcoming expansion. Here are some highlights from the official blog post.
The neighbourhoods in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
Sims arriving in Evergreen Harbor have their choice of three different neighbourhoods. The community of Grims Quarry is best off, environmentally speaking, though grimy and cluttered with waste. Still, its clean air accentuates its appeal when compared to the middling Conifer Station and rundown Port Promise.
Once Sims start making an effort, though, each of these neighbourhoods transforms. Go all-in on the industrial-chic aesthetic by turning an old shipping container lot into your new home in Port Promise, or take a leisurely stroll atop of the old train station’s parkway in Conifer Station when Evergreen Harbor finally lives up to its name.
What power? The power of sustainable resources! Who do? You do! From wind turbines to solar panels, generate your own electricity at home. Whether you place them on your roof or in your yard, they offset your bills and take you off the grid—literally, they expand off-the-grid functionality. Sims might choose to gather their own water with a dew collector too. Who needs infrastructure now? Of course, you could always go for a traditional power generator if green energy isn’t your thing.
Watch: The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle gameplay trailer
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