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Sims 4 announces a whole lot of new Kits and free updates coming soon

The Sims 4 released what appears to a roadmap of sorts for upcoming content and there seems to be a whole lot of Sims 4 Kits waiting in our  future.

While the graphic was somewhat confusing, with the usual caveat of ‘more details coming soon’ and that things are subject to change at EA’s discretion, the graphic released on social media  read as follows:

New seasons, new Sims. Whether you’re heading back to school, back to work or trying to get back to reality, tis the season to celebrate all your Sims selves. 

Try on looks that defy borders and boundaries with three global fits kits. Cultivate your modern sanctuary with a fresh new build kit.

Enjoy free updates that add dimension to your Sims’ lives, let you customise your space with colour and unlock new ways to play.

Explore any of our new for any of your yous…or even try it all at once.

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The full Sims 4 roadmap for the rest of 2021.

If you were hoping for the elusive Sims 4 colour wheel, you’re out of a luck. One Sim Guru has already stated the reference to customising with colour does not suggest a colour wheel is coming, some of the functionality that has been added with the Dream Home Decorator pack could be used to add some improvements to the base game swatches for items.

Judging by the teaser text on the graphic alone, the upcoming Sims 4 Kits will seemingly have a strong focus on adding some more culturual diversity to the game.

Sims 4 Kits, described as bite-sized DLC, were first released early in 2021 and have received a mixed response. They are valuable additions for console players who cannot boos their games with custom content, but myriad issues with glitchy gameplay and the price tag of these Kits have left many players unimpressed.

Most recently, the release of The Sims 4 Industrial Loft Kit did not include a window that was a prominent feature of the promotional renders. After questions from players, The Sims team said that the window from the teaser will later be added in a patch, although when that will be has not been confirmed yet.

Finally, the bolded text in the final paragraph of the graphic might suggest that there will be more free trials for The Sims 4 in the near future. To date, The Sims 4 City Living and The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle have been available to try for free, but with the reference to “try it all at once” might suggest that these trials could be expanded to include a wider range of content.