Although it wasn't mentioned in the aforementioned blog post, EA Games has confirmed that Create a Style (CAS) will not be featured in the game.
The game was originally due to launch in the summer, but was pushed back to the autumn to give the developers additional time to prepare the game.
The release date delay was to help “fuel [the] development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made,” according to The Sims 4 VP Executive Producer Rachel Franklin.
Russia brands Sims 4 “gay propaganda”The Russian government has branded The Sims 4 its equivalent of an 18 certification as it allows same-sex relationships and therefore falls under its notorious law against “gay propaganda”.
It is being classed “prohibited for children” due to its homosexual content and falls under the law entitled “On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development”.
The Sims 4 is the latest instalment in the PC series and will focus on increasing the Sim customisation options and greater world personalisation.
EA Games and Maxis promises that The Sims 4 will let you play like never before, with enhanced intelligence and emotions and making sure every action is informed and has a chain reaction.Said law came under international scrutiny, particularly after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.However, The Sims spokesperson Deborah Coster said the developers have “no plans to alter The Sims 4”.“One of the key tenets of The Sims is that it is up to the player to decide how to play the game.Aside from the way they look, you can also be more specific when developing your Sims’ personalities, right down to their voices and the way they move.“We’ve completely reinvented our technology so that Create A Sim is tactile, more intuitive and much more powerful,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer on The Sims 4.Although there are quick push and pull options for larger scale modifications for your Sims, you can also enter “Detail Mode”, where specific regions are highlighted to let you make smaller, more precise tweaks to faces and bodies.Both the Sims 4 Limited Edition and Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition come with pre-order bonus digital content called “Life of the Party”, where you can “gather ‘round the Flaming Tiki Bar in spectacular party costumes.”The Limited Edition costs £49.99, but if you paid £59.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition you’ll also get access to the digital Sims 4 soundtrack, unknown additional digital content and the “Up All Night” DLC.