The Sims 4 announces that everybody’s favourite method of death, death by drowning, has now returned to the series. Water relief that must be for everyone involved. Of course, to simulate drowning you need to be able to simulate bodies of H20 – so pools are back as well.
This is a free update that will apply to everyone’s copy of The Sims 4, so look out for an Origin update to your game. The announcement was made on the Sims 4 news page over at EA’s site, and also contains a few details about new swimwear.
Yes, as well as creating pools, you can now also add some suitable attire via the Create-a-Sim function. Maxis is promising the “hottest trends,” so you can no doubt dress your Sims up in the Mankini of your dreams.
Fancy pools like rooftop-based ones and those with windows in them are possible to build, and it’s stated that you’ll be able to adjust the height (well, depth) of your pools by changing the wall heights.
Here are the feature patch notes for this update, followed by a few images. You can see the full patch notes right here:
- Jump into Create a Sim to customize your Swimwear!
- Choose from the Styled Looks to quickly swim up your Sim; or choose the perfect one or two-piece bikini, swim trunks or budgie smugglers!
- Top off your creation with a hat, some sandals, and a dab of sunscreen down the bridge of your nose, and you are ready to go!
- Build out your pool in Build Mode by clicking on the Build tab, and the Pools image in the home portrait
- You can place pre-fashioned pool blocks (triangle, square, diagonal, or octagon), or you can use the Pool Tool to draw your own pool.
- Pools can be built on any floor of your home or venue.
- Decorate and enhance your pool with pools lights, install a ladder, customize the wall and floor textures to your liking then plop down some decals or add some windows for that aquarium’esque experience!
- Sims can enjoy the comforts of your newly built pool, whether they are socializing as they dangle their digits in the water, splashing the kids, or putting themselves out after being set on fire by an angry ghost who had died from a tragic poolside grilling accident.
- Be wary of the hungry and fatigued, a moment too long in the pool has been known to cause a lack of living. The Reaper will gladly accept your pleas, though he may not always oblige them.