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The Sims 4 will have some kind of Premium membership option
Posted: 21.07.2014 11:35 by nickhorth1 Comments: 4
EA has released twenty minutes of new footage from The Sims 4, and hidden within the various new features, bells and whistles is a new Premium membership option.

During the video a message pops up mentioning the Premium feature, which apparently offers "early access and exclusive items".



Seems like it's a similar model to the one currently found in Battlefield 4. The good folks over at Joystiq have managed to examine the entirety of the text, and it reads as follows;

“The Sims 4 Premium. Save on new packs with early access and exclusive items. Become a Premium member to get early access to three new packs, with exclusive items. Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.”

While previous Sims games have had buckets of additional content and lots of online shop options, this is the first time there's been a season pass-like feature. If it operates like BF4 it'll give buyers early access to several content packs over the course of the game's lifespan for one set price - only with Ikea cabinets and new pairs of trousers rather than high-tech military vehicles and new guns. Actually, on reflection I think The Sims 4: Close Quarters Combat Pack would sell pretty well.

EA hasn't responded to any speculation regarding the Premium feature, but we'll keep an eye out for any official statements. The Sims 4 comes to Windows PC on September 4.

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Comments

By Voqar (SI Core Veteran) on Jul 21, 2014
Voqar
SIMs should add some pathetically lame quest system where you go from hub to hub killing 10 rats or collecting 10 piles of dookie with a quest tracker and map that show you where to go and what to do, along with some pathetic and generic combat system where you have a tiny number of skills available at any given time that you spam off of cooldowns.

And then it would be just like every modern MMORPG, which these days are more SIMs (play doll house, dress up in vanity clothes, collect endless useless crap), mostly solo gameplay with some social (or socially retarded) element, than they are like MMORPGs.
By MeanSerbian (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 22, 2014
MeanSerbian
Well, anybody buying sims 4 is f***ed. Unless they are willing to give away $$$ for a game they have already payed for.

“The Sims 4 Premium. Save on new packs with early access and exclusive items. Become a Premium member to get early access to three new packs, with exclusive items. Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.”

This is suppose to be patch content, but hey, it seems that you have to pay for patches these days.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Jul 22, 2014
Jasca_Ducato
Let me guess; the first features available to these Premium players will be babies and swimming pools?
By MeanSerbian (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 23, 2014
MeanSerbian
@Jasca_Ducato you made my day with your comment xD