Blog Post: Hit the Hot Tub!

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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!

Perfect Patio Stuff gives your Sims all the things they need to create an awesome outdoor space. There’s a new grill and patio bar where Sims enjoy some outdoor dining, and new furniture and décor to help keep your Sim’s back yard looking fresh and stylish. New swimsuits, hairstyles, and casual outfits are also included for Sims who want to relax in the afternoon sun.

But most exciting is the addition of the all-new hot tub! Up to eight Sims (including children, for the first time in The Sims history!) can be in the hot tub at once. It’s a great place to hang out, and can get even better if your Sims enhance it with the stereo and aromatherapy upgrades. Sure, hanging out in hot water is pretty awesome, but listening to some killer music and enjoying pleasant aromas at the same time? That’s livin’ the life.



Hot Tubs Return with The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff

Get ready to hit the Hot Tubs as they are making their grand debut in The Sims 4 next week with The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack. Yes, that is the name of this stuff pack.

Perfect Patio Stuff will let you create a relaxing outdoor space for your Sims, with fun backyard furniture and decor, along with new swimsuits and hairstyles. At the end of the day, Your Sims can relax in the hot tub, which seats up to eight Sims – including children!

Horrendous name aside, it looks like Perfect Patio Stuff will be similar to Outdoor Living from The Sims 3.

Check out the first screenshot below and learn more with the official blog post.



Attend a Sims Playtest at EA

EA are looking for Sims fans to come and playtest a Sims title at EA Canada! If you live nearby then you can fill out the application and be selected.

If you attend, you’ll also leave with a free EA-developed game too! Not bad!

Click here to apply


New Sims 4 World, Newcrest, Arriving Next Week

Since The Sims 4 launched in September 2014, one of the big requests from fans was more empty lots to build in. While players could create new games or kick out existing Sims, it’s difficult to have the heart to do that! No one wants to kick out The Goths!

EA look to address this by releasing a free world called Newcrest in a free game update on the 11th June. The new world features 15 new empty lots for you to build to your hearts content, spread among 3 neighbourhoods.

As the world arrives empty, you can build anything you like and make it your own. Alternatively, EA teamed up with popular community builders to create some pre-made homes on the gallery – be sure to keep an eye out for them if you’re looking to quickly populate this new world!

The world of Newcrest will be available to all players of The Sims 4, for free, on the 11th June.


The Sims 4 Takes #1 In This Weeks PC Game Charts

In this weeks UK game charts, week ending 30th May 2015, The Sims 4 has reclaimed the #1 spot from The Witcher 3 with Get to Work holding onto #3.

The Sims 3 Starter Bundle has also gained two places, moving it up to #9! However, Cities: Skylines has fell to #13, down three places from last week.


UK PC Game Charts (Week Ending 23rd May)

The Witcher III takes the #1 spot from The Sims 4 in the latest UK PC Game Charts. This puts The Sims 4 at #2 and The Sims 4 Get to Work at #3.

Interestingly, The Sims 3 Starter Bundle is at position #11 this week and secures a respectable place within the charts.