Sims 4 new pack speculation: Announcement soon?

We are one week into April already and while there is no official date for when the next Sims 4 update will be, there is some speculation about a new pack announcement.

It has been almost a month since the first Sims 4 Laundry List was published. Announced during the 21st Sims anniversary live stream, it is meant to serve as a new way to share details of what’s happening in terms of bug fixes for future updates.

There was no indication of how frequently these updates would be shared, though, and at the time of writing, there was no indication on when the next Sims 4 Laundry List is expected. The Sims 4 has also not revealed when (or if) players can expect the usual monthly base game update in April.

Inside Maxis, a live stream that followed the March 2021 update, did give players a sneak peek – intentionally and unintentionally revealed – at what might be coming (without giving a date) – including new hairstyles, more swatches and extended traits or aspirations, amongst others.

Sims 4 April 2021 base game update: No date yet

While we do not have a date for the next base game update yet, there is some speculation that a new pack announcement might be imminent. It would be unlikely for a new Sims 4 pack to be released in April, not just because there has never been a DLC release for The Sims 4 in April.

The time between announcements and release for new Sims 4 content vary, depending on what type of pack it is. Expansion packs usually have a month between the announcement of the pack and release while game packs tend to be much shorter – around two weeks.

We do not know what time of content The Sims 4 will be getting next (yet), but if previous timelines are anything to go by, it is likely to be a game pack. But even that is not certain, with the addition of Sims 4 Kits, designed to “help during content droughts”, all conventional wisdom is out the window.

Over on Twitter, one player asked about when an announcement for the next Sims 4 pack will be made. The official Sims Twitter account responded with a GIF of a child backtracking after walking into a room.

That still does not answer the question about a base game update in April, but it has unleashed a bit of speculation that a pack announcement is coming very soon.

The speculation on what that pack might be depends on who you ask or what you want from The Sims 4. There has been plenty of speculation and perhaps even hints that a Generations equivalent will be next for the game. The most notable (possible) hints is the object descriptions for The Sims 4 Country Kitchen Kit as well as several object descriptions from Paranormal Stuff.

In the absence of any other official news about Sims 4 updates or new content, the choice of GIF has fuelled the generational fire speculation.

For now, though, all we know is that we know nothing.


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