Sims 4 speculation: Body hair for the 21st anniversary?

The Sims franchise turned 21 years old this week and to celebrate, the game’s fourth iteration, The Sims 4, has teamed up with a group of custom content creators to create gifts that mark the occasion.

This was announced on 4 February, the official 21st birthday of The Sims. But the announcement did not reveal much. All we know so far is that the update will be released on 25 February 2021 and that 21 creators have contributed to the next update.

Who those creators are we do not know yet, but with plenty of time to go until that update is released, you bet we are going to be all over the speculation. In fact, since the date of the announcement to the date of the release, there are exactly 21 days. We are starting to see a pattern here.

Interestingly, the English version of the announcement did not mention the number of 21 creators specifically, but the French Twitter account did.

As always with these types of articles, remember that they are speculation and should be taken with a pinch of salt. While we do get it right sometimes, as we did with the Paranormal Plates hint in the Snowy Escape expansion, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Sims 4: Speculation for the 21st-anniversary content

While we do not know the names of the creators The Sims 4 has partnered with for the 21st birthday content, it appears that one creator might be Luumia. They?ve made quite a bit of CC, including body hair.

Bear in mind that we do not know officially whether Luumia is part of the creators who have contributed to the gift, but this Tweet caught our attention.

We also know that body hair is something The Sims 4 team acknowledged was missing from the game. Last year, Sim Guru Duke admitted that The Sims 4 ?needs to deliver on body hair”.

And while there is a lot of speculation that whatever pack might come next could relate to something to do with food, we do have another theory about what those hints might suggest. We know that body hair could very well pave the way for a werewolf pack to be added to The Sims 4, much like it did in The Sims 3.

But what does food and being a werewolf have to do with each other? The term lycanthropy is used both in the mythical sense – werewolf – but it can also be used in a clinical sense. In the clinical context, lycanthropy has been described as cases where a patient presents with”the ravenous appetite and other qualities of a wolf”. There’s also a totally wild theory about how tomatoes were to blame for werewolves.

We know, we know. This might sound like a bit of a reach, but there is something else that piqued our interest. When a Sim explores the caves in Mt. Komorebi, the world that came with the Snowy Escape expansion, they might sometimes have an encounter with something “hairy” which has a “deep growl”. Here’s the text string for that:

The tunnels twist and turn. They often get very dark except for an icy blue glow dimly filtering in from the distant entrance. {SimFirstName} is navigating mostly by touch. The cold rock & ice walls suddenly become something hairy and damp. It lets out a deep growl, and this time it isn’t {0.SimFirstName}’s one weird uncle. {Sim} sprints back towards the entrance without waiting to find out more.\n\nAt least {SimFirstName} got some exercise in.

Yeah, we know… it’s probably nothing.