For all intents and purposes, playing video games is an escape for many of us. The problems of the real world always seem far away when you’re engaged in fantastical battles with dragons or bringing glory to your favorite sports team. However, some games choose instead to mirror reality. In the case of The Sims 4, maybe they do it a little too well. The Sims 4‘s Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack is coming on June 5, and it brings the issues of sustainability to the forefront of your Sims’ minds.
Together with like-minded collaborative makers and sustainability activists, you will play to change your world. The new area of Evergreen Harbor will be affected by every action and decision you choose to make. The power to influence the state of the world is definitely enticing, if that is your interest. The cleaner you can get Evergreen Harbor, the more nature will thrive. Whether you are looking to clear the skies of smog or just the surroundings of garbage, you can easily see the results of your hard work.
Or you could leave everything as it is and make it worse. It is The Sims, after all.
With the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack, homes can go green as well. Taking advantage of wind turbines, solar panels, and even dew collectors can help offset bills. Players can also reduce their eco footprint by opting for a living rooftop instead. You can even upcycle the junk of others into new items.
Make your voice heard
Sims can take on a new job as a maker too. Be it through dumpster diving or just keeping an eye out while around town, they’ll collect materials and ingredients to make the next eco masterpiece.
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack also gives players the task of being a community voice. Rally your neighbors and decide how best to utilize community spaces. The vote for a new Neighborhood Action Plan happens every week, and you can transform a shared lot into a variety of cool, new spaces.
Regardless of how you want to play, the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack lets you see how you are changing the world of The Sims 4. Be it for better or for worse, that is up to you in Evergreen Harbor.