Life has many burning questions. Like whether a duck’s quack echo, why we sleep, who built Stonehenge and, of course, the pressing question of whether worlds in The Sims 4 are round.
What, you have never wondered whether the computer-generated simulation that brings us so much joy and pain actually, err, simulates our own world?
Well, lucky you. This is the stuff that keeps us awake at night. Fortunately, we take the task of answering these burning secrets so seriously, that we risk a stress fracture in our scrolling finger to answer them.
If you haven’t heard about the new mod called Brookheights, you can skip over this section (or go check it out for yourself). While playing around in the new world, we noticed that the adjusted camera for this mod allowed zooming out a bit further than the standard cameras in the game.
While that specific mod is not required to zoom out as far as possible in The Sims 4. For the purposes of this investigation, though, we did have Twisted Mexi’s Better Build Buy mod enabled – which includes the ability to go to tab view in any mode.
The answer to the burning question about whether Sims 4 worlds are round is… drum roll please… yes, they are indeed round.
Worlds in The Sims 4 are indeed round
The screenshots below show the Sims 4 worlds of Sulani, Strangerville and Windenburg when zoomed out. They’re round!
Even Batuu, the world that came with The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu, is round.
So is Glimmerbrook – and you can just about see the Realm of Magic on the edge of the world.
There is one slight exception. Sort of. Technically still rounded by the forest that hugs it, Granite Falls is a bit oddly shaped … but only through its terrain.
We’re here to answer the difficult questions so you don’t have to. We can’t wait to see what the next round world in The Sims 4 will be when the next expansion pack is announced next week.
Antoinette is a recovering journalist, having written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Daily Maverick and others. She has won multiple SAB Journalist of the Year awards, across a variety of categories. She thinks it’s strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she’s playing as herself in The Sims…which she’s been doing for over 20 years.