The Sims 4 screenshot
The Sims 4 screenshot

Don't get those s(w)imming cossies out yet: The Sims 4 will not feature a pool builder at launch, EA has revealed.

"You can see we've made some key decisions to focus on new aspects of the game – things like our all new Sims, vibrant neighborhoods, and powerful creative tools - just a to name a few," producer Ryan Vaughan wrote on The Sims website.

"And while we recognise that some of you will be disappointed that pools and toddlers won't be available when The Sims 4 Base Game launches in September, you should know that we're building an incredibly strong foundation that is capable of fulfilling every one of your desires in the years to come. The future of The Sims 4 is bright!"

Instead of a pool editor, the developer is integrating a new Fountain Tool that will let players create "sophisticated landscapes". Not quite the same as forcing your Sims in the pool and stripping away the ladder, IS IT?

Toddlers won't be making an appearance, either, with the game's new genetics system aging Sims from babies through to children and on to teens, young adults, adults and elders.

The Sims 4 launches on PC on September 5.

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I wonder what the console version will have then? £15 for a swimming pool! £20 to have toddlers! Oh wait and don't forget, £8 for a three extra hairstyles! The DLC for this series is completely out of hand, but unfortunately people will buy it, this is why EA do it.
Posted 17:56 on 27 June 2014


But the ability to trap Sims in swimming pools, take away the ladders and laugh is a massive part of the game :(.

Without it, it'll just be a tool to allow hormonal teens to marry/enact revenge on their crush.
Posted 14:00 on 27 June 2014
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was going to buy it, but after reading that I won't bother til they both feature for FREE
Posted 11:08 on 27 June 2014


Is releasing the same expansion packs for each game not enough any more? They really feel they need to sell the pool and toddler packs as well? I guarantee they will be sold as DLC later down the line. Come the ***** on, this is the ***** EA needs to stop.
Posted 21:16 on 26 June 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 05/09/2014
Developer: The Sims Studio
Publisher: EA
Genre: Sim Clone
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 65 5
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