In an odd new bit of news, The Sims 4 will be making its way to the Xbox One on November 17. It brings the life simulator and one of the best selling PC games to console for the first time this generation. While The Sims on console is nothing new, it is strange that it will have taken over three years to make the transition.
I can’t say that I am the biggest fan of the series myself as I find there isn’t really enough content to keep me interested. This is strange because I did find Stardew Valley pretty entertaining but The Sims just doesn’t really do it for me. The thing that really annoys be is all the extra little DLC packs and expansions that might have been one of the first instances of really obnoxious DLC. Doing this just means when there is a new entry in the series to update the visuals, they take out all of the previous content to try and sell it to you again. It makes sense financially but it’s scummy.
As for the console port, I did play the second Sims game on PS2 and I think that it controlled pretty well all things considered. While it is more cumbersome to control a game like this on a console, there isn’t the urgency or precision needed in RTS games so it isn’t really an issue. I will be interested to see how much of the extra content will be included with the game as it will be over three years old at the time of release. Will this be a “Collectors Edition” or will they charge again for 2 year old DLC.