The Sims is undisputedly one of the biggest game franchises in the world. The game has certainly come a long way since the release of its first expansion pack in 2000. The game franchise has legions of loyal following, enabling the game makers to release 44 content packs up-to-date. The franchise has been able to ship over 150 million copies worldwide.
The astronomical figure speaks volumes on its monopoly over the life simulation video game industry. EA Maxis, The Sims Studio, and Electronic Arts have been credited as the developers and publishers of the grand game.
The Sims is a game that regularly releases expansion packs along with the main installment. In the previous installment, The Sims 3, several expansions were available for purchase. The available titles were Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life,World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Island Paradise and also Into the Future. Expectations for the expansion pack of The Sims 4 are understandably high and people are eagerly waiting for The Sims 4 Pets expansion pack.
Although a firm release date hasn’t been disclosed so far, hype surrounding the Pets expansion pack is high. The Sims 3 Pets expansion pack set high standards for its successor. It was the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 3 on PC and Mac. Upon its release, The Sims 3 received positive reviews from all corners. The PC and Mac versions of The Sims 3: Pets got an IGN rating of 7.5/10. The Sims 3: Pets expansion pack was released nearly 2 years after the release of The Sims 3. It certainly doesn’t look too bright for enthusiastic gamers. Judging from that, they may have to wait a little longer before the release of The Sims 4 Pets.
We aren’t exactly sure how the developers intend to provide an upgrade to the Sims 3 Pets. Some of the features might even be similar. In the Sims 3 Pets expansion pack, users were allowed to create their own pets and choose their personalities. A Sim could have 6 pets at a time, and the pets only died due to old age. Pets could also learn new skills. Both dogs and cats could learn to hunt. Dogs could learn to fetch and locate collectibles. Horses could also learn racing and jumping.
According to various surveys conducted over the web, some of the expansion packs predicted to meet release include university, pets, time travel, generation, and a dedicated magic school pack. The magic school pack is expected to resemble the Harry Potter movies. The particular expansion pack will ostensibly allow users to join a wizardry school through their Sims. Such expansion packs have already helped generate an insane amount of hype and anticipation.
Many expected the game developers to announce the release date of the expansion packs during the game developers’ conference 2014. Unfortunately, the game developers smartly shied away disclosing the release dates. Instead, they focused on the Sims 4 and the new features. The surveys have predicted there to be around 12 to 16 expansion packs for The Sims 4 title.
Regrettably, the actual release dates for the expansion packs have been tightly kept under wraps.
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