The Sims 4 will release the new game pack, Star Wars: Journey to Batuu, in September. The popular simulation franchise announced the game’s ninth expansion pack at Gamescom last week.
Earlier in 2020, when the team announced a roadmap for the six months ahead, they announced that the new game pack would be a ‘major first’ for The Sims 4. However, there is some debate about whether the Star Wars game pack fits that definition.
The Sims 4 will celebrate its sixth birthday this week on 2 September, so players might get a pre-pack patch in preparation for the official release of The Sims 4 Star Wars Journey to Batuu.
The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu game play features
*These are taken from the official Sims 4 site verbatim,
Your Sims are definitely not at home anymore. From the Millennium Falcon to the bustling cantina and unique attire of Batuu, Sims will be surrounded by the iconic sights and sounds of Star Wars.
Socialize with the alien locals to truly understand why Batuu is unlike any other planet. When your Sim returns home, bring back new decor and recipes inspired by your travels, play a game of sabacc, or host a playful lightsaber training session
The Resistance, First Order, and scoundrels are fighting to control Batuu, but your Sims’ actions determine who will succeed.
As Sims undertake challenges and special missions, you’ll tip the balance of power. Your influence not only changes the world, but also unlocks rewards like starfighter access, new outfits, and critical missions on Batuu. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find your Batuuan special someone!
Completing missions earns your Sim reputation points, and as you rack them up, you get closer and closer to meeting the leaders of the forces on Batuu.
The possibilities shift depending on your Sim’s actions—will you choose to support Kylo Ren in his efforts to uncover the Resistance base, or will you join Rey and Vi Moradi in the fight against the First Order?
Whichever path your Sim chooses, Hondo Ohnaka and his scoundrels are always there if you need a few extra galactic credits
The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu release date
The new Sims game pack is set to be released on 8 September 2020. While expansion packs usually release staggered across different timezones – and are available for pre-order – game packs are released at the same time.
Sims 4 game packs usually release in the mornings Pacific Time, which is mid-afternoon South African time. Game packs are not usually available for pre-order.
Packs are also usually preceded by a live stream that shows off the game play of the pack. No date has been set for that for the new Sims 4 Star Wars game pack, though.