EA is adding a brand new lot to the Sims 4 for free. The new content is called Newcrest and EA has put out a new trailer to give gamers and Sims fan aficionados a look at what they can play around with in the new content. Check it out below.
The clip is pretty short, showing gamers what they get in the free update, including the three new neighborhoods and 15 empty lots for customization. You can use the lots to toss in more homes, buildings or commercial strips.
There's even a list of the square space that each neighborhood offers in terms of measurement. You can check that out below.
Not only will the new content feature empty lots for building but there have been some new houses added to the game's Gallery. The Gallery is designed to house custom houses as well as developer-designed houses, and gamers can go in, find something they like and plop it down into their neighborhood. The Gallery doesn't just start and end at houses, though. You can also find rooms and furniture as well.
EA and Maxis designed The Sims 4 where gamers can modify rooms with accessories and designs and completely put them right into the house without having to making a lot of other micro-modifications like in the previous Sims games.
There's a lot of positive feedback for the free content, but there's also a lot of people who are kind of ticked off that a lot of the focus on The Sims 4 is about selling microtransactions. Of course, people complaining about business practices on the official Sims website is not the best place to do so. The diehard fans quickly shoot down any complaints brought up and continually reiterate how the Newcrest content is free.
The Sims 4 is no stranger to controversy, though. The game was mired in a lot of negative public feedback after it was revealed that toddlers and pools, two standard features in every previous Sims title, would not be in the game at release. Many gamers were frustrated at this and railed on EA leading up to the game's release. Even more than that, the game didn't have early review copies sent out so a lot of gamers were worried about the actual quality of the game.
Things eventually died down but at the end of the day Maxis closed up shop and EA eventually let loose the pools for The Sims 4 for free. It appears the company is still trying to win back some favor and throwing out a free neighborhood with some customizable lots is a decent way of going about it.
You can get your hands on the Newcrest lot come June 11th.
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