How The Windenburg World Was Built For ‘The Sims 4’ Expansion ‘Get Together’

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When “Get Together” launches later this year, players will be able to enjoy a host of new features in The Sims 4. Sims will be able to make and join Clubs, master the new DJ and Dancing skills, and even “Whoo-hoo” in new locations. The expansion also adds a new world for players to explore, called Windenburg, where Sims can relocate to, visit, or meet new Sims. The Sims 4 developers took the time to preview the new world and the process of its creation.

Windenburg, the new world in “Get Together,” features cafés, ruins, clubs, and other buildings set to a modern European theme. In the developer blog about creating Windenburg, developers explain the world is meant to capture many different styles of several European cultures while still being individual in its own right. Windenburg is definitely completely different from any of the other worlds and neighborhoods currently found in The Sims 4.

Concept art and early in-game screenshots draw attention to some old world buildings surrounded by the modern structures peppering in around them. Windenburg includes a pier, a countryside lined with a forest, and even an upscale residential island in the Windenburg Lake. In “Get Together,” Sims will be able to party anywhere; even in the ruins found in Windenburg. Or, join their Club members to tarry before heading to their special haunt.

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All in all, the world of Windenburg is adding a unique setting to The Sims 4. The architecture and buildings found in the world are described as “Tudor Modern” in the piece. As the developer blog puts it, Windenburg is “a mix of contemporary construction and the kind of buildings built during the 16th century in England.” Hopefully, the tools and build objects used to create the world of Windenburg will be available to players so that they may create their own Tudor Modern houses in Windenburg and other The Sims 4 worlds and neighborhoods.

In one of the preview images of Windenburg, a Sim is standing behind a produce stand making it appear like he is the vendor selling that produce on the street. The Sims 4 players are curious if this indicates a feature where Sims can set up stalls like that to sell goods or wares. In fact, a developer response to the inquiry was given on the game’s official Twitter account. When asked if the produce stand will be functional, the official Twitter account replied, “You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out.”

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Ownership of vendor stalls or even the cafés found in Windenburg is a big deal for players familiar with the entrepreneurship of the previous “Get To Work” expansion. Running and owning their own business is possible for Sims if that expansion pack is purchased, and those features could possibly be extended within the “Get Together” expansion.

“Get Together” was previously scheduled for a November release but it now has a December 8 release date. According to the Inquisitr, the delay will give The Sims 4 developers enough time to polish many aspects of the expansion while adding a few new ones. An interactive board game that Sims can play, for instance, probably would not be included if the delay was not occurring. Even the aforementioned Club feature will benefit from the delay in that Clubs will be able to create their own “signature spot” or hangout rather than just designating an existing area.

The socially focused expansion of “Get Together” is the second full expansion pack coming to The Sims 4. Players can pick up “Get To Work” right now that boasts active jobs, a new neighborhood called Magnolia Promenade, and an emphasis on Sims’ careers and jobs. Like “Get To Work,” players can expect the next The Sims 4 expansion, “Get Together,” to cost $39.99. It can be pre-ordered now from Origin.

Will you be visiting The Sims 4‘s Windenburg or moving a family to the new world?

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