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Sex Violence. Publisher: Electronic Arts. The baby life stage is accessible only through the birth of a Sim and not available in Create a Sim. Toddlers were initially absent from the original game release, but were added in the January patch. Compared to previous Sims games where everyday, formal, sleepwear, athletic, party and swimwear outfits were restricted to having their own clothing options, all clothing options are available across all outfits and players are allowed up to 5 outfits per category.
There is a filter panel where clothing options can be sorted by color, material, outfit category, fashion choice, style, content and packs.
In a summer update, gender options were expanded in the game, allowing any gender expression. With this update, haircuts and outfits can be worn by any Sim of any gender, and pregnancy can become a possibility regardless of the gender. In The Sims 4 , build and buy modes have been combined and are treated as a single feature. A detailed build-and-buy system is included along with neighborhoods and landscaping.
Some locked buy mode items may be unlocked through the progression of career levels. Entire buildings and rooms can be moved across a lot. There is a search option to search for build and buy mode options.
There are premade rooms that can be placed instantly. Wall heights can be adjusted. There is a pool tool feature with triangular, square and octagonal pool tools. The Sims 4 includes social features, such as importing Sims, lots, and rooms other players have made from The Gallery.
Players may publish their creations into The Gallery for other players to download into their game instantly. Both worlds contain five neighborhoods and a total of 21 lots. With the release of Outdoor Retreat and Jungle Adventure , the worlds Granite Falls and Selvadorada, respectively, became available for visiting on outdoor vacations.
Newcrest became available with a free update, having three neighborhoods with five empty lots in each, for a total of 15 lots. In September , the world of Glimmerbrook and its magic realm counterpart which is accessed via portal were included with the release of the Realm of Magic game pack.
The Sims 4 is a single-player game  and does not require a constant Internet connection to play. Players need an Origin account and internet access during the initial installation process for game activation. On April 25, , several screenshots from mock-up flash videos of the user interface were leaked online. On August 20, , The Sims 4 was revealed via gameplay demo and release trailer at Gamescom.
Previews of the building and character creation systems debuted earlier in Additional game footage and the release date were revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 on June 9, Gameplay was unveiled during Gamescom Unveiled features focused on the improved Create-a-Sim with an all-new click-and-drag feature, omitting the use of sliders, and the addition of emotions for Sims.
Consequently, the game received minimal coverage outside fansites. Maxis stated the game would run better on lower-end computers than The Sims 3 , which was plagued with performance issues. It was suspected that The Sims 4 was scheduled to be released in early , but it was later revealed to be released September 2, Players can choose between three different wall heights and adjust the location of a window on a wall, as well as be able to move an entire room from one position to another.
EA unveiled another gameplay trailer including more gameplay footage and announced the release date of the game, September 2, , during a press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9, On June 28, , a video was released showing the "originality" of each Sim and their emotions.
Until mid, there were no plans for a console release; versions of the game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were confirmed for release on November 17, In June , it was announced that The Sims 4 will continue to produce new content through On September 26, , plans were announced to add mouse and keyboard support to the console versions of the game.
In October , a live stream was held by Maxis Monthly, announcing new features such as terrain manipulation and the Style Influencer career. It was announced that The Sims 4 will be upgraded from Python 3. Upon the first announcement, EA stated that The Sims 4 was in development for both Mac and Microsoft Windows , both to be released in ; however, closer to the release date, the company stated that they were "focused [on] Windows"  and had "no updates on the Mac at this time".
Vaughn told International Business Times that the team was "working on a Mac version right now. Earlier in the development process, a fan-site interview with a producer had revealed Create-a-Style, a customization feature introduced in the previous The Sims game, would not be added to The Sims 4 in lieu of other features.
While careers and schools would still be featured, they would be represented differently from The Sims 3 , more akin to the way they were featured in The Sims 2.