SIMS 4: 10 FAQs, Latest Game Bundles And Expected System Hardware Requirements

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 29, 2013 10:07 AM EST

SIMS 4 is set for release in fall of 2014 with a new technology and emotional state. If you want to get ahead of this experience, check the bundle packages, frequently asked questions and hardware requirements that the game needs to run in your machine. 

10 Frequently Asked Questions

SIMS 4 trailer is now available on YouTube and the game's official Web site. If you want to know more, check the initial answers provided by the developers:

1. What's New with SIMS 4?

SIMS created in the fourth instalment features intelligence and new emotion aspect. Experience new intuitive Create-a-SIM tool and build mode to create unique houses.

2. What platforms will SIMS 4 use?

The game will be available for PC and Mac computers.

3. Will there be an online component?

There will be an additional fun and social gameplay elements for players who wanted to go online but the core game itself is playable offline.

4. Does SIMS 4 require the origin client to play?

An EA/Origina account is required to install the SIMS4, but you don't need to be online to play the game.

5. Can you bring any of my SIMS or SIMS 3 content to SIMS 4?

The SIMS 4 is built on an entirely new technology and the contents from SIMS 4 are not transferable.

6. How do I check for the latest info?

Visit the official Web site, like the SIMS on Facebook or sign up for a VIP Newsletter.

7. When will it be released?

The SIMS 4 will be released in 2014.

8. What is the rating for the SIMS 4?

The game hasn't been rated yet by ESRB, PEGI or other rating systems.

9. Will it require persistent online connection?

SIMS 4 play is playable offline and will not require any persistent online connection.

10. Who are the people behind the SIMS 4?

It is currently underdevelopment at the SIMS Studio in Redwood City and the team making SIMS 4 is comprised by veterans whose experience dates back to the inception of the franchise. Robi Kauker, Lyndsay Pearson and Kevin Gibson are working with the SIMS 4 development.

System Requirements

Unlike SIMS 3, SIMS 4 will be designed to run better on lower-end machines, according to Maxis. It will use a new technology and no carryovers from the previous the SIMS series. SIMS 4 will offer a stylized reality, more details, smoother animations and runs better regardless of the specifications of the machine.

"We're really excited to say that players on lower end machines are going to have a much better experience on the SIMS 4 than they did with the SIMS 3," Ryan Vaughn, producer of the game told Digital Spy, said.

"We know that our players have a wide range of difference PC specs. We want to make sure that somebody playing on a lower end machine has just as great an experience as somebody on a higher end machine. Right now we're doing a lot of work to optimise the game's performance, cut down on loading screens and make sure everything still looks as beautiful, the SIMS feel as vibrant and that your gameplay is just as much fun regardless of what spec you're playing on," he added.

As of now, no specifications yet have been officially announced by the creators of SIMS 4 and remains underdevelopment. Players can now buy and download game bundles to try SIMS4 and possibly join testing of the upcoming game.

Game Bundles

There are two game packages now available for purchase and download of SIMS 4. It requires an EA/Origin account which will also bring bonus content.

1. Limited Edition: SIMS 4 core game with all-new Create-a-SIM and build mode.

2. Digital Deluxe: Features "Get Life of the Party" and " Up All Night" bonus contents along with the core game.

The SIMS 4 will be the most advanced instalment of the series with introduction of emotional states, multitasking and group conversations.

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