Nearly three years after the game was initially released on PC and Mac, The Sims 4 will finally find its way onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this November. The Sims 4 console port will officially launch on November 17 of this year, although can get the game a few days early if you are an EA Access subscriber or if you pre-order the game.
Every mainline Sims game has made its way to consoles, starting with the original Sims in 2003. However, each port tends to exclude many of the features that make the games so beloved, so don't expect all the features to be present from the PC/Mac versions of the game.
There are some features that you can, of course, look forward to when the Sims 4 launches on consoles in just a couple of months. You will still be able to customize your sims to your liking using the new Create a Sim tools introduced in The Sims 4. The same Build Mode options will be available in this console port, allowing you to build houses modularly and move around rooms just as easily as in the PC version, according to a press release and the EA website.
However, as gameplay footage has yet to be released for this console port, it is still unclear as to what degree Maxis and EA will be able to fulfill these promises. They did state in the release that they plan to update the game further after it launches to bring new features to it, similarly to how they do with the PC/Mac version.
If you're really itching to play The Sims 4 on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you can pre-order the game on each perspective platform now. The base game will cost you $49.99, while The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition will cost you $59.99.
What does The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition give you that the base version doesn't? This deluxe edition includes The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff pack, which is also available on the PC as a separate expansion. This stuff pack brings extra patio furniture to the game, including an array of hot tubs. This edition of the game also includes a couple other items like a tiki bar and some clothing accessories.
If you still want the Perfect Patio Stuff pack without having to fork over the extra money for the deluxe edition, you can get it with the base game version if you pre-order it, according to the press release. Pre-ordering the deluxe edition will allow you to play the game three days earlier than everybody else on November 14th. Well, not everybody else, as EA Access subscribers will have the chance to play it a week earlier starting on November 9th.
Are you looking forward to The Sims 4 coming to consoles? Have you been hoping for The Sims 4 PS4 or The Sims 4 Xbox One versions? Why or why not? Let us know in the comment section below!