The Sims 4 Devs Add Genealogy And Treats For 15th Anniversary

Erin Staley

Are you still reeling from the news that the first expansion pack for The Sims 4 has been delayed until at least April 2015? Well, the latest announcement from The Sims franchise developer Maxis may take away some of the sting.

Maxis just announced that the monthly update for The Sims 4 will come early this month. How early? Today! What could spur such a sense of urgency? In a move clearly designed to appease and please fans, Maxis will officially add genealogy to The Sims 4.

— gawjess ;) (@theladyofmagic) February 3, 2015

"I'm a family player-I've always loved creating families in sims, starting a family from scratch and watching as my family progress over multiple generations. I can play one family for years-and I loved seeing their progress from the original sim down to my current sim with a family tree. I love how different each family can be from another previous family-they all have different traits and it's so funny to watch the family dynamic in each family shift. I used to look at my family tree with pride-I would look back at all their photos with fond memories of the time I shared with those sims. [sic]"