The Sims 4’s Rent Expansion Pack Set to Release on December 7
Maxis has revealed more exciting details about the highly anticipated expansion pack for The Sims 4, titled “For Rent.” This revelation comes after the initial announcement in early November, creating a buzz among the Sims community. The Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack is slated for release on December 7, promising an immersive experience for players.
Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack
For Rent introduces a groundbreaking feature allowing players to take on the role of a landlord, enabling them to house multiple Sims in a single lot as tenants. This opens up new possibilities for exploring social dynamics within apartments, where Sims may engage in activities like eavesdropping, snooping around, and even attempting to steal from one another.
To address lingering questions from the community, Maxis released a detailed blog post providing insights into the specifics of the For Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack. One common query pertained to the number of units on a residential rental lot. Maxis clarified that the expansion pack allows for up to six units, though a cheat option exists for players wishing to bypass this limit. However, it’s important to note that the game supports a maximum of 99 units per save.
Contrary to some expectations, a residential rental lot does not feature an open neighborhood system. Players will still encounter loading screens when their Sims visit a unit on a residential rental lot. Additionally, there are restrictions on building residential rentals in specific worlds and lots, such as Sulani Waterfront Lot, Penthouse Lots, and Vacation Worlds like Jungle Adventure, Batuu, and Outdoor Retreat with Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack.
Maxis addressed the convenience factor by introducing a “Switch to Household” interaction on doors within residential rental lots. This allows players to seamlessly switch between households without navigating to the Manage Worlds screen.
However, it was clarified that players cannot alter the lot types of apartments from previous expansions like City Living and Eco Lifestyle to the new residential rentals. Nevertheless, they have the flexibility to place residential rental lots in those worlds in Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack.
The For Rent expansion pack treats a Residential Rental lot as a standalone business, and players cannot combine it with other businesses in-game. Additionally, Maxis assured players that the introduction of mold in For Rent does not turn Sims into mold-infested zombies akin to The Last of Us. The gameplay associated with mold is described as “very opt-in and easily avoidable.”
In Tomarang, the new world introduced in For Rent, boats and Tuk Tuks serve as ambiance rather than functional vehicles, similar to cars in Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack. While this may disappoint some players, the news that loading screens are still required to visit another unit within the same residential rental lot may prove more frustrating for others. Many players are hopeful that Maxis will eventually implement an open neighborhood system, akin to The Sims 3, in residential rental lots.
As the release date for Sim 4 Rent Expansion Pack approaches, the Sims community eagerly awaits to see if Maxis will address these concerns and potentially enhance the gameplay experience with further updates.