The Sims 4 is expected to see a release early September, assuming that everything goes according to plan. However it seems that unlike previous versions of The Sims, EA has decided to omit certain features, namely the pool and toddler feature which some believe would detract from the overall experience by not being included in the game.
EA tried to offer an explanation but apparently it wasn’t enough, and in a recent blog post by Rachel Franklin on The Sims’ website, she dived into additional details as to why those features would not be arriving in The Sims 4.
According to Franklin, “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.”
Franklin goes on to state that due to all the new technology and other features that they had planned to include in the game that certain trade-offs had to be made. In this case it would be the exclusion of the pool and toddler features. “But now the upshot: The Sims 4 is a completely new game, and it feels different to play. You’ll notice the new technology base the first time you play.”
We doubt that removing those features would be a deal breaker for many gamers, although some have since created a petition on Change.org to bring those features back. So what do you guys think? Is EA’s explanation good enough, or do you think the company will eventually cave to the demands of gamers and include those features in an update?