The Sims 4 – Create a Sim Demo To Be Available Later This Summer

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Electronic Arts and Maxis revealed today that a demo for The Sims 4’s Create A Sim mode will be released later this Summer. Not only will this demo be available for everyone to get their teeth into (as always) but it also aims to show all The Sims fans how complex this new Sims games will be; or at-least what it is hoped to anyway!

As Maxis’ Rachel claimed:

“We are currently rolling out an early trial experience and invitations are going out very soon to a limited number of fans to help us test it. After that, you’ll all get your hands on it and see firsthand the depth, personality and emotion that are part of your new Sims.”

Now my partner adores the Sims – she can’t get enough of it, clocking up quite literally thousands of hours on it. It’s expected release is on September 2nd 2014 and will be available on PC. Unfortuantely however, the game will lack two features that were present in previous The Sims titles such as pools and toddlers. Third world problems much?

Maxis’ Rachel tried to explain why this is going to be the case, however, the feeling in that I recieve from maxis is that the statement feels rather bogus (to say the least). In my modest and humble opinion, Maxis may have decided to cut these features out in order to meet its deadline and not because it was impossible to implement them.

“The fact is, we owe you a clearer explanation for why pools and toddlers will not be in The Sims 4 at launch, so here goes. It begins with new technology and systems that we built for this new base game for The Sims – a new AI system, new animation system, new audio positioning tools, new locomotion logic, new routing intelligence and much more are all entirely new in this game. The vision for The Sims 4 is a new experience that brings your Sims to life in deeper and uniquely personal ways – through emotions, personality traits, behaviors and interactions. To do that, our technology base needed a major upgrade.”

So yeah: I presume they didn’t have enough time to actually implement the above in to keep alongside their planned release date?