EA Games Announces ‘The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff Pack’

The development team behind The Sims 4 just announced the next release for the ever-expanding game. and it promises bubbly good fun!

“Your Sims have been on an outdoor retreat. They’ve gone to work. They’ve attended some luxurious parties. That sounds fun, but more than a little exhausting. Isn’t it time they just had some rest and relaxation? Next week, your Sims can get just that, when The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack releases, complete with new decorations, items, and – of course – hot tubs!”

With The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff Pack, players can design an entire outdoor entertainment experience for their Sims just in time for summer. Perfect Patio includes a new grill, new bar, and assorted outdoor furnishings for the discerning Sim. No need to fear that your Sims will show up to this season’s parties in last season’s clothes, new outfits and hairstyles are included.

But, based on the press release and social media response, hot tubs are the undisputed star of The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff Pack. The new era hot tubs seat eight and, for the first time franchise history, seat children.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, speculation about the next release for The Sims 4 spiked last week when news about a June 11 play test leaked to fan sites. Could that mean that some lucky Canadian fans will get their hands on The Sims 4:Perfect Patio Stuff Pack tomorrow?

The short notice announcement might surprise some, but it follows a trend EA Games and the development team behind The Sims 4 have established for the current era. Gone are the days when the next stuff pack or expansion pack announcement came months in advance. While the announcement of The Sims 4: Get to Work came two months ahead of it’s April 2015 launch, far less time has separated the release of the gameplay pack and stuff packs.

Of course, not all fans of The Sims 4 delight in the announcement of The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff. Just look at this meme.

Snark aside, she has a point. Hot Tubs were part of the base games in The Sims and The Sims 2 era, but only appeared in expansion packs and downloadable content in The Sims 3 era.

Or, as one Facebook commenter put it:

“I’ll pass on hot tubs. It should have come in an expansion pack or been free with the base game. It’s like they’re trying to milk money out of people for items that were free or came with expansion packs before. I’ve never bought the stuff packs since I’ve been happy with what the base game brought, expansion packs, or what can be downloaded as custom content. Just hope the expansion packs aren’t rip offs and have decent items. Waiting for Sims 4 to be what Sims 3 and 2 were. If they can make pools when they said they weren’t going to originally, they could make more baby items and toddlers, and pets.”

The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff Pack hits Origin next week for $9.99.

[Image via thesims.com]