The Sims 4 Console Release

It took three years but Electronic Arts' The Sims 4 is finally making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. The game will include a number of extra goodies, along with some of the previously released DLC that has already been available on PC.

Polygon is reporting that Electronic Arts, Maxis and Blind Squirrel Games have plans on releasing The Sims 4 on November 17th. If you're an avid subscriber of EA Access on the Xbox One, you will gain early access to the game ahead of its November 17th launch... in fact, you'll be able to play it as early as November 9th.

Not to leave PlayStation gamers hanging out to dry, EA also offered an early-bird special for PS4 gamers via the pre-order bonus. For those of you who pre-order The Sims 4: Deluxe Party Edition on Xbox One or PS4, you'll be able to play early starting November 14th. It's just three days earlier than the standard launch, but for some people that might be enough to convince them to commit to a pre-order purchase.

The Deluxe Party Addition comes with extra outdoor accessories and decoration items, along with the Perfect Patio Stuff, which comes with a special selection of hot tubs and other patio-related items that you can use to decorate your house with. The Deluxe Party Addition also comes jam packed with new costumes for your Sims, a flaming tiki, and some additional animal hats for those of you with a good sense of humor.

Now, if you aren't keen on pre-ordering or getting the deluxe edition, there's no need to worry about feeling as if you're missing out on content. The basic package for The Sims 4 on PS4 and Xbox One will come with plenty of goodies, including previously released content and patches so that the game is fully featured on Sony and Microsoft's systems.

Additionally, it's mentioned that there will be new updates released for The Sims 4 on home consoles, but details on those updates weren't divulged. Character creation and house manipulation will obviously be present, which consists of the new character mesh editing tools for both the male and female characters, all new clothing options, hair-styles, and facial features.

The house editing tool has been one of the bigger features of the game, since it allows for gamers to make more modular changes to the house layouts, something that wasn't present in the older Sims titles.

The streamlined and seamless neighborhoods will also be present, allowing for players to build out and modify exactly how they want the block to look. Additional commercial shops, locations and themed events will also be present.

As pointed out by Polygon, this is the first time The Sims have returned to home consoles since the release of The Sims 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. So console gamers have plenty of reasons to be excited.

For those of you who decide to take EA up on their offer with EA Access and play the game a week early via the trials, you can actually keep your progress for when the full game launches on November 17th.

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