It’s time to relive these finest (or worst) 4 years of your life. The Sims 4’s Excessive College Years enlargement pack is stuffed with relatable content material for teenagers and individuals who was once teenagers, starting from particular posters and room decorations to promposals and a commencement ceremony. However alongside the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of highschool courses, golf equipment, and soccer, there’s an thrilling set of customizations and adjustments to company that may have an effect on Sims of all ages and life levels.
The Excessive College Years enlargement pack provides within the extremely customizable Copperdale Excessive, and any teenage Sim can attend for an training. The pack is just like the sport’s well-received Uncover College enlargement — and highschool grades will dictate the place Sims get into faculty, with an possibility for Sims to check on-line for his or her GED.
Polygon attended an Digital Arts presentation of the Excessive College Years enlargement pack, the place builders mentioned each Excessive College Years in addition to a free replace that will likely be launched alongside the enlargement pack.
At Copperdale, Sims attend courses and extracurriculars, which suggests roaming the halls, learning for checks, and going to cheer follow. However they will additionally pull pranks or skip class — although if the principal catches them, they’ll get in massive hassle. At house, teen Sims can beautify their room and hand around in mattress scrolling on social media. Teen Sims additionally may also now exit houses via the window for just a little curfew breaking. As for hangout spots, there’s Thrifty, a thrift retailer and boba tea spot. Sims may also have their first relationships with different college students, and go to the honest and attempt to get on the tunnel of affection with their crush.
The free replace is stuffed with smaller adjustments to the Sim social expertise that depart a big effect on the sport. As an illustration, gamers can now set their Sims’ sexuality and attraction to different Sims. The modular set of choices permits gamers to create aromantic and asexual Sims, in addition to different queer identities. Developer Maxis added the power for Sims to decide on their pronouns in Could, and this replace builds on that to create extra inclusive choices.
There are different adjustments to a Sim’s each day life that look promising as nicely. Sims of all life levels can now have various levels of chest, arm, again, and leg hair, which is a charmingly pointed addition to customization.
Different Sims will even have a bit extra autonomy of their relationships with one another. Sims can now categorize one another as crushes, and Sims from different households can provoke romance with player-controlled Sims. This small change might make an enormous distinction, as Sims romance often includes discovering somebody and actively pursuing them.
Sims will even pursue needs and fears, that are smaller moment-to-moment objectives. There’s even a brand new trait for the socially awkward. Whereas all of those free adjustments are relatable to the common teen — physique hair, crushes, and social fears are undoubtedly par for the course — all of them apply to Sims of all life levels.
The Excessive College Years enlargement pack, together with the free replace, launches on Home windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X on July 28.