Here is my prediction on The Sims 4 Seasons
Announcement Time: E3 2018 (Electronic Arts Press Conference)
Release Date: September 18th 2018
- Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
- Weather System
- Dynamic Aging System
- Dynamic Birthdays and Life Events
- Calender System (Days, Months, Years)
- Holidays, Festivals and Seasonal Events
- Temperature System
- Wellness System
- Memory System
- New NPC's
- New Clothing
- New Objects
- New Tools and Building Features
- Create a Style returns
Seasons and Calender:
There is now a Calender in The Sims 4 - different months have different weather and seasons
Within the Calender you can see different events and add your own events - you can also see when your Sims birthday is and now when your sims is born it will have a date when they were born. Events like Marriage, Engagements, Job Promotions or even negetive events will display on the calender and in memory. The Calender can also be configured in the settings to how many days you would like in a year, or in months (you can set it to real life 365 days if you wish). Calender also has a feature where i can record upcoming events and the player can create own events (sticky notes) on it. There is also a Calender object in the game where it can remind sims of upcoming events which can boost mood. There is Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Weather System returns to The Sims 4 with new ones too. Here is a list of weathers in the game:
- Light Rain
- Medium Rain
- Heavy Rain
- Rain Storm
- Sleet Rain
- Light Snow
- Heavy Snow
- Snow Storm
- Light Wind
- Heavy Wind
- Wind Storm
- Heat Wave
- Hail Storm
There is now static weather like warm, hot, cold, and freezing like in real life - where it can be a temperture drop and increase but doesn't trigger any rain, snow, wind etc. but the snow, rain or other can happen at random during these times.
There will be a weather forecast on TV, Radio, Internet and Newspaper/Magazines
Dynamic Aging System and Dynamic Birthdays
The sims now have an age numbers and growing up is a bit different now and can be configured in the settings. The default age numbers:
Baby: 0-2 Years Old
Toddler: - 2-5 Years Old
Child: 6-12 Years Old
Teen: 13 - 17 Years Old
Young Adult: 18 - 29 Years Old
Adult - 30 - 59 Years Old
Elder - 60+ Years Old
The Calender System has a Sims birthday every year which adds +1 to their age like in real life. The Sims also now have a birth date which can be seen on their profile stat.
Holidays, Events and Festivals:
There are now Holidays, Events and Festivals - here is the list:
The holidays will display in the Calender
New Years Day
Bon Fire Night
During Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays - Children and Teens have no School
During New Years Day and Christmas Day - Sims have an option to go to work or not if the workday falls on that day (going to work doubles or triples the pay that day)
There are also now festivals which Sims can go to during Seasons and Holidays - like one for each Season and Holiday
Temperature System -
Sims can now feel cold and hot depending on weather and activity
Life Events -
Sims can now set dates for events like Marriages, Engagements, Holidays, Travel, Conferences and more on the calender now. When a Sim accepts a engagement proposal and screen will show when you would want to get married etc.
Wellness System -
Sims now have a wellness bar which shows the current health state and can show whether the sims have caught a virus or cold for example. When the sims starts to feel ill the wellness bar will be low and in order to find out what is wrong with the sim they would need to go the doctor for the first time to get medication or antidote or resting can help feel better. If sims are healthy like eating good food it will increase the immune system and increase their wellness. Colds and Virus has a 50% chance to spread to other sims if the infected sims is very close.
Memory System -
The new memory system is much more in-depth and had more impact and effect on sims. Positive and Negative memories can be displayed depending on events, holidays and life events. There are smaller memories which can make a huge impact on the sims mood but can be overcome and removed by the sims keeping happy.
Lots of new NPC in the game now:
- Santa (Christmas)
- Easter Bunny (Easter)
- Witch (Halloween)
- Clown Enterainer (Summer and Birthdays)
- Burglars (random at night)
- Repo-Man (If bills not paid for long time)
- Mayor (Easter Egg for next Expansion)
New Building Tools -
Heating System - Players can now build a heating system for Sims houses with special user interface that shows where heat is being distributed (similar to Sims City) and which rooms are being heated - new objects like radiators, heating fans, boilers and heating pipers and switches.
Cooling System - Similar to Heating System the player can place a air-conditior, fans and more.
Flexible Walls - Walls can now become curved and flexed which can allow players to create curved walls in any dimension or angle they choose.
Floor Limit Increase to 10 - You can now build floors up to 10 floors now and 5 floors below.
Elevators and Escalators - There is now building tools to create elevators for homes, businesses and more - and escalators for businesses and shopping malls.
From the very high demand user feedback CAS (Create a Style) returns to The Sims 4! you can now add custom colors and styles to all objects, sims and clothing and custom patterns, images and patterns can be imported to the game.