‘The Sims 4’ Fans Hungry For Tuesday’s Content Announcement

The development team behind The Sims 4 has major news for fans of the long-running franchise. And the news comes with a side helping of explanations. Fans of The Sims 4 haven’t had much to celebrate about their favorite simulation franchise in recent months.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, fans of The Sims 4 have been clamoring for news about their favorite franchise. In the wake of the release of the last expansion pack, The Sims 4: Get Together, fans received no news about upcoming content for the franchise. There were few hints about the theme of the next expansion pack. There were even fewer hints about when that expansion pack may arrive.

The Sims 4 [Image via The Sims]In the absence of news from the development team, The Sims 4 fans clung to any bit of information available.

On April 12, an employee working on The Sims 4‘s Latin America Facebook Page tipped the North American development team’s hands. After months of silence, the unidentified employee revealed the theme of the next content release. Reportedly, the next release from the development team behind The Sims 4 will be a restaurant themed game pack. The unidentified employee also revealed that the long silence wasn’t planned, but was the result of a release being delayed.

The developers, known as Sim Gurus, distanced themselves from the leak, but they did have good news for fans. On April 19, the North American development team behind The Sims 4 will announce future content and unveil a new method for communicating with fans.

The impending announcement has fans wondering what caused the communications drought in the first place. On the official forums, some fans speculated that the content announcement is the result of fan displeasure with The Sims 4.

[Image via The Sims] [Image via The Sims]In 2015, the development team behind The Sims 4 released new content frequently. In addition to free updates that added features demanded by fans, the development team released a game pack, stuff pack, or expansion pack every month. But despite two stuff pack releases in 2016, the pace of release has slowed. One fan suggested that the information drought was the result of fewer players playing The Sims 4, which the fan believes the company tracks via Origin.

SimGuruDrake, the global community manager for The Sims, denied those accusations. According to SimGuruDrake, the new communication method has been in the works for quite a while. Rather than being the result of low Origin stats, the changes are the result of complaints from The Sims 4 players on the official forums.

While SimGuruDrake didn’t give any information on the new communication policy, she did give players a clue about the rest of the announcement. According to Sims Community, the announcement on April 19 will cover The Sims 4 content releases for the next few months.

Fans may remember that the development team behind The Sims 4 made a similar announcement in October 2014. That huge announcement revealed content set to launch in October, November, and December 2014. In December 2014, Maxis dropped another bombshell on fans of The Sims 4. As the last of the announced content updates rolled out, Maxis announced the first game pack, The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat.

Which means it’s entirely possible that Tuesday’s announcement will culminate in the release of a major expansion to The Sims 4. While most fans seemed to appreciate the promises of better communication from the development team, some remained unconvinced.

“Lines are opening? well that may be. But I see this more like a panic mode. Someone told stuff they weren’t suppose to tell (that Sims Latam account or whatever) so they decided the only thing they can do now is just spill the beans.”

“But hey, I might be wrong, and they will finally open up about their stuff.”

“Now if they also going to speak OPENLY about the most relevant subjects: Toddlers/family play for example.. but I doubt it.”

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