sims4-august2014One of the selling points of The Sims franchise is that it allows users to simulate real life, hence the name. This means that users will be able to create characters and have them perform everyday tasks, like swimming, eating, working, and etc. Now for those who were looking forward to The Sims 4, the bad news is that EA Maxis has confirmed that the game will not allow players to build pools or see their Sims grow up through the toddler stage of development.

While the toddler phase might not be that big of a deal, the lack of pools is. We’ve seen countless videos out there who gamers have created pools with no exits, thus allowing their Sims to drown slowly and painfully. It is a little sadistic but at the same time, a little funny since it pretty much takes advantage of the game’s mechanics. According to Ryan Vaughan, one of the game’s producers, “It’s not possible for us to include every single feature and piece of content we added to The Sims 3 over the last five years.”

Now this isn’t to say that the features won’t arrive ever, but for now it seems that the game will not be shipping with them. “While we recognize that some of you will be disappointed that pools and toddlers won’t be available when The Sims 4 Base Game launches in September, you should know that we’re building an incredibly strong foundation that is capable of fulfilling every one of your desires in the years to come.”

In the meantime, one gamer has created a petition on that is asking EA Maxis to bring back those features, but what do you guys think? Are these features that would make or break the game?

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