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Roadmap Speculation thread: What will we get?

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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 86,915 Member
    jcp011c2 wrote: »
    I'm thinking now Farming will not be the EP, but will be the GP instead. I really do think we will get it one way or another. What that leaves for the EP, not sure. There's no way it's the winter/alpined/romantic theme that they had in the survey. Even before the virus that wasn't going to be likely be before end of 2020. No idea actually on with the EP could be.


    Oh! I just had the thought. maybe the EP is a time travel EP with both past and future travel.

    I think they would release the Winter Alpine Pack in the Fall so it's possible we might see it this year. I doubt it would come in Spring or Summer.

  • jcp011c2jcp011c2 Posts: 10,539 Member
    jcp011c2 wrote: »
    I'm thinking now Farming will not be the EP, but will be the GP instead. I really do think we will get it one way or another. What that leaves for the EP, not sure. There's no way it's the winter/alpined/romantic theme that they had in the survey. Even before the virus that wasn't going to be likely be before end of 2020. No idea actually on with the EP could be.


    Oh! I just had the thought. maybe the EP is a time travel EP with both past and future travel.

    I think they would release the Winter Alpine Pack in the Fall so it's possible we might see it this year. I doubt it would come in Spring or Summer.

    Exactly, as I said, there's no way it's the winter/alpine pack that we're getting in the next 6 months. Maybe the end of 2020, maybe the first half of 2021 taking delays with the virus into account. Due to the virus I think it's entirely possible we'll only see one EP this year, even if that was not the original plan.
    It's kind of sad that I have to point out that anything I say is only just my opinion and may be a different one from someone else.
  • NationalPokedexNationalPokedex Posts: 433 Member
    edited April 7
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)
  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 1,159 Member
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.
  • telmarinatelmarina Posts: 2,549 Member
    crocobaura wrote: »
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.

    Maybe a safari pack...?
  • NationalPokedexNationalPokedex Posts: 433 Member
    crocobaura wrote: »
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.


    And the toddler with the unicorn top 👀👀
  • DaWaterRatDaWaterRat Posts: 1,398 Member
    I'm thinking the EP will actually be something "expected" - if you define "expected" as "wanted by a vocal subset of the Forums." The trick is figuring out which vocal subset. :smile:

    As for the Game Pack... I'm not familiar enough with the history of the Sims to know what really counts as "never been done before" and we need to remember that "never been done" might mean "never been done by this team" rather than "never been done by Maxis" A safari vacation might count and fit all the animials on the artwork - if that's a thing. It could be a school expansion that also gives a lot of the stuff that people have wanted for kids/teens from Generations.
  • telmarinatelmarina Posts: 2,549 Member
    DaWaterRat wrote: »
    I'm thinking the EP will actually be something "expected" - if you define "expected" as "wanted by a vocal subset of the Forums." The trick is figuring out which vocal subset. :smile:

    As for the Game Pack... I'm not familiar enough with the history of the Sims to know what really counts as "never been done before" and we need to remember that "never been done" might mean "never been done by this team" rather than "never been done by Maxis" A safari vacation might count and fit all the animials on the artwork - if that's a thing. It could be a school expansion that also gives a lot of the stuff that people have wanted for kids/teens from Generations.

    A school pack with active school was never made in the sims history :open_mouth: that would be so great!!
  • SinaMegapolisSinaMegapolis Posts: 244 Member
    telmarina wrote: »
    crocobaura wrote: »
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.

    Maybe a safari pack...?

    a safari EP would make sense.... especially with horses as a side feature :o
  • SimsAddict_SimsAddict_ Posts: 72 Member
    This is a long shot and it probably won’t happen because we just got RoM but I thought it would be cool to have a supernatural EP 😂. it could have werewolves, fairies, zombies, all with skill trees. It could also include some like enchanted forest world. It could introduce a fortune teller career, with the fortune teller skill! There could be a light side of the forest for the fairies, and then a dark eery part of the forest for werewolves and zombies! This is all just a thought and speculation, it most likely won’t happen soooo... 😂😂
  • Huiiie_07Huiiie_07 Posts: 1,200 Member
    edited April 8
    I can't stress this enough...AMUSEMENT PARKS. ARCADES AND CASINOS. TIME TRAVEL. Those are my top 3 wishes and would also be somewhat new compared to other themes. They could even put arcades and amusement parks into one pack for all I care. Since they were saying the GP will be something completely new, I highly doubt it's gonna be something like singers or bands, since this isn't a new thing. A major first sounds like something that hasn't been in The Sims ever before. Something like zoos maybe?

    I am really not interested in farming to be honest, and I would be really disappointed if it turns out to be that. I know many simmers want it, but to me, it would just be really boring and I probably won't buy it.
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    I like to build stuff
  • 12JEREMIA12JEREMIA Posts: 2,428 Member
    I still want an R&B station back to the base game, that way if R&B is in the musical relationship with hip hop.
    My Sims 4 radio station wishlist
    Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae
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  • DaepheneDaephene Posts: 727 Member

    A winter vacation pack is missing and has been mentioned on the survey. A themepark pack is also missing.

    True, but I'm kind of assuming they weren't already working on it if they were asking us what we thought in a survey, so I'm not expecting to see that one until at least next year. Definitely hope they got a big response on the survey and have it in the works though!
  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 1,767 Member
    Here's my guess:

    Mythology Spring Expansion Pack
    (this is my wild idea)

    Knitting Stuff Summer Stuff Pack
    (Duh, obviously)

    Werewolves Fall Game Pack
    (I hope)


  • yuppyupp Posts: 557 Member
    After those patch notes, I’m convinced that it has to do with travel. Vacation travel or time travel.

    I’m just waiting for babies and more family play.
  • HarukotyanHarukotyan Posts: 93 Member
    edited April 8
    Here's what we need to know (and speculate about) from the blog post:
    "We are also hard at work on our next Expansion Pack. -> There is a rather small group that won't be surprised but most people will be.
    My guess is something niche. Futuristic or otherwise historical. Seeing History and nobility themed gameplay is in demand now. Probably a medieval themed EP. Or castaway as another niche thing.
    "The team has also been hard at work on some new surprise additions we plan to bring to the game over the summer. They are not massive changes, but they are pretty cool ones that I think you will have a ton of fun with."
    My wishful thinking is Zodiac and favorites. Some new aspirations/traits would actually be nice. Since there's nothing major cars, babies and full attraction overhaul are excluded (and to be honest I do not expect we'll ever get those).
    "Another group on our team is currently focused on our next Game Pack. This pack is a major first for us, and we are super eager to share it with all of you later this year."
    That's interesting and actually could be either super cool or super... awkward. I assume farming would fall into this category, but I don't think farming is on the list at all. Bold assumption will be some totally new game mechanic to compensate for current state of emotions system with some perks and point distribution. Or something to go along with story driven gameplay implementing "quests" probably. For example for some unlocks mobile style.
    "Lastly, As part of that, we Gurus want a chance to share more with you."
    I would say sharing a proper roadmap and game visions would be nice than. Cause what we got wasn't a roadmap. Let's talk words and definitions. Definition: "A roadmap is a strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome and includes the major steps or milestones needed to reach it". What was published is a simple fact confirmation with some hints for hype as usual. Sorry.

    As for time of releases. My guess is EP in June (as it was last two years), SP in August and GP in September. Which hopefully leaves a place for one more EP at the end of the year and will go with 2017-2019 pattern for November EPs.
  • PeralPeral Posts: 88 Member
    Things I'm interested in : Superheroes, supernatural, burglars, fire brigade
    But it would be fun to be posetivly suprised by the game makers
  • SinaMegapolisSinaMegapolis Posts: 244 Member
    telmarina wrote: »
    crocobaura wrote: »
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.

    Maybe a safari pack...?

    a safari EP would make sense.... especially with horses as a side feature :o

    The problem with Safari EP is that EAxis has nowhere near enough budget to animate that many animals
    So I'm leaning more towards a Zoo thing pack that includes horses as a side feature
  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 1,159 Member
    telmarina wrote: »
    crocobaura wrote: »
    Well, I'm very much a visual person, so before I even read the blog post I was assessing the images on the flyer :)
    It could be nothing, but the images they chose are interesting because there sure are a lot of animals/creatures (familiar owl, creepy crawling spider, stuffed bear, two cats + two more cats) on that flyer with them, there's even two images from Cats & Dogs. More creatures than Sims, in fact👀....on top of that there's the archaeologist and then activists and veterinarian...it's like the study of and activism for animals and taking care of them. Archaeologist = wild animals???
    Zoo GP confirmed 🤔

    Also each YA/Adult Sim is depicting a career added in a new pack...new career....??

    The owl from ROM might hint towards more supernatural elements.

    It could be nothing since there are already two animal packs, but I'm just having fun speculating :)

    I guess we could read a lot into a picture. One sim is wearing an elephant print skirt. I guess we could use more animals, would love if we could add wildlife, like frogs and ducks to ponds and rivers, pigeons and squirrels in the park, etc.

    Maybe a safari pack...?

    a safari EP would make sense.... especially with horses as a side feature :o

    The problem with Safari EP is that EAxis has nowhere near enough budget to animate that many animals
    So I'm leaning more towards a Zoo thing pack that includes horses as a side feature

    Does it matter if they are in a zoo enclosure or in an open space? They will still need to move around a bit. Maybe they'll make them like the insects and birds, will appear and disappear and you get to take pictures of them. Maybe we'll get to save safari animals this time, like the turtles.
  • jcp011c2jcp011c2 Posts: 10,539 Member
    Huiiie_07 wrote: »
    I can't stress this enough...AMUSEMENT PARKS. ARCADES AND CASINOS. TIME TRAVEL. I don't really want anything else in my game right now than those three. They could even put arcades and amusement parks into one pack for all I care. Since they were saying the GP will be something completely new, I highly doubt it's gonna be something like singers or bands, since this isn't a new thing. A major first sounds like something that hasn't been in The Sims ever before. Something like zoos maybe?

    I am really not interested in farming to be honest, and I would be really disappointed if it turns out to be that. I know many simmers want it, but to me, it would just be really boring and I probably won't buy it.

    I think I remember reading somewhere that a Guru had indicated Amusement Parks would not be happening. Which is a shame, I'd love it. Even with Sims 3, just taking content not stability into account, it and more exercise/sports activities were the only main things missing in that game. I was hoping they'd be able to do it for Sims 4. But hey, just because they said that then does not mean it can't change in the future.
    It's kind of sad that I have to point out that anything I say is only just my opinion and may be a different one from someone else.
  • WallSims4everWallSims4ever Posts: 595 Member
    If they described the EP as something unexpected and the GP as a major first, we can assume that the EP is something that has been done before.

    Another point is the image they used. It has MANY animals/creatures in it as someone already pointed out, it has an archeologist-like sim and some sims protesting. I don't think they would use this without a reason. Could be that all theses things are related to one of the packs, or that some of the things are related to a pack, and some to the other.

    I can't really guess at this point because all the themes that come to my mind aren't unexpected, like Farming, Generations, Hobbies, Bands. I just hope and pray it's not superheroes.




  • logionlogion Posts: 1,402 Member
    I think they will make something unique, rather than something that has been done before, and probably also suited for the sims4 engine. That's what they tend to do anyway. So I think amusement parks, cars, zoo's or time travel are out of the picture, the game is not suited for that.

    A new vacation spot, or a themed pack that reuses assets from Get Famous, Discover University or Realm of Magic seems more likely but still somewhat unique from what they have done before, maybe a new career that has not been done in the sims before, or something supernatural with a twist.

    That's my guess, I do like that Duke mentioned "No we are not doing multiplayer" as well in the blog post. It felt like a message to those who are worried that maxis are going to do multiplayer.
  • Erja888Erja888 Posts: 4,611 Member
    edited April 8
    Does anyone remember that twitter poll by SimGuruGrant back in the day?
    He was asking about farm related stuff like raising cattle.
    I think it was about two or three years ago, so the team might finally have had the time to make it an EP/a GP?
    Wasn't it also Grant who tweeted about an EP event where every fan he met did not ask about the EP presented but asked "When are you going to release farming in TS4?"

    Edit: I found the tweet. It was posted on June 11th, 2018 and the event was EA Play. Link: https://twitter.com/simgurugrant/status/1006202854829199360?lang=de
    TeamFARMING! Please EA, we need a FARMING expansion for TS4!

    List of my TS4 games:
    EPs: GTW, GT, CL, C&D, S, GF, IL, DU
    GPs: OR, SD, DO, V, P, JA, RoM
    SPs: LP, CK, SS, RG, KR, B, VG, BN, T, LD, M, TL
  • telmarinatelmarina Posts: 2,549 Member
    @logion i also got that idea from Duke about multiplayer.
  • OrangemonOrangemon Posts: 10 New Member
    Given the amount of animals in the image, I'm guessing a Zoo/Safari expansion pack with heavy emphasis on Animal Activism.

    I would have liked a farming expansion pack, with a raise your own horse game pack, and a stable for your horse stuff pack.

    I would really have liked though a more risque expansion pack like Casinos but with a Mafia-esque twist.
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