The Sims 4 have finally revealed some more details about the first Game Pack for 2021. Set for release on 1 June 2021 on al platforms, the DLC will centre around a new house flipper career – an official one this time, not the one we’ve all been doing without having a pack for it, of course.
There had been much speculation about what the next Sims 4 Game Pack would be, with theories ranging from werewolves to heists. But after being strung along, players now know that The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator is the new Game Pack for the simulation franchise.
This brings the GP total to ten and the official description for the new Sims 4 Game Pack reads as follows:
Build your professional reputation as an Interior Decorator! Get to know every Sim?s Likes and Dislikes before you start designing to deliver the perfect renovation for each client. Once you’ve worked your magic, get ready to see the astonished look on your client’s face with the big reveal!
Sectional sofas coming to The Sims 4
There was an inkling that this would be a thing already when, during a recent live stream, the option to automate sectional sofas was visible on the screen of one of the Sim Gurus’ screen.
A modular sofa is also one of the objects shown on one of the official screens released for the new Dream Home Decorator Game Pack for The Sims 4.
An official blog post introducing a new pre-made Sim, Patina Wainscot, listed sectional sofas and modular shelving units as two of the objects players can look forward to.
As is usually the case with new DLC reveals, only snippets of what to expect from the upcoming pack has been revealed with further details expected during the deep dive live stream scheduled for 25 May 2021.
A Sims 4 base game update will precede the release of this new Game Pack and players also have an Expansion Pack (details TBA) to look forward to before the end of July, as per the recently announced Sims Summer Line Up (northern hemisphere, obvs).
The next Sims 4 base game update will also add improved functionality to bunk beds – which is obviously going to enhance the experience of the new Game Pack.
The trailer for the upcoming pack does give some sense of what players can expect from the new Interior Decorator career. This ‘active’ career looks like it will follow a similar task-based style as introduced in the Paranormal Stuff Pack for the Paranormal Investigator career.
In the trailer, a task panel shows a Gig Tasks list and additional information like client budget and how much the job pays. The Game Pack trailer also places a lot of emphasis on the relationship between the Interior Decorator and the client (ie other Sims) and how that syncs with the new career.
Also interesting from the trailer is the effort made to build a backstory for Patina, including a throwback to her younger days and a reference to her mom’s cooking.
Likes and dislikes also coming to The Sims 4
The official blog post also mentions Likes and Dislikes for Sims – most likely relating to the extra trait slot that was also accidentally revealed during a recent live stream.