It feels like such a long time since a Sims title has been on consoles and it has. The last Sims title released for consoles was The Sims 3: Pets back in 2011. In 2017, Xbox owners can look forward to having The Sims 4.
The Sims 4 recently entered the vault for Origin Access members, meaning it is free for subscribers of the service. A store page is currently available for the title on the Microsoft Store where you can read all about the game.
If you’re a fanatic and want even more Sims, you can pre-order The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition which includes three days of early access along with the Perfect Patio DLC.
Here is the description of the game, as found on its store page.
Pre-order and get up to 3 days of early access and The Sims™ 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs!* Make your Sims the life of the party with The Sims™ 4 Deluxe Party Edition! From laser light shows and wild party outfits, to Flaming Tiki Bars and fun animal hats, explore the adventurous side of your Sims’ mind, body, and heart.
DELUXE PARTY EDITION CONTENT – Life of the Party Digital Content – Up All Night Digital Content – Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content
CREATE UNIQUE SIMS Create a variety of unique Sims with distinct appearances, big personalities, and all-new emotions. Sculpt your Sims’ body shape using the powerful new Create A Sim tool then choose their hairstyles, walk-styles, and fashions. Give their lives purpose by selecting their traits and aspirations that give you control over their mind, body, and heart.
BUILD THE PERFECT HOME Effortlessly build and design homes for your Sims using the new room-based Build Mode. Construct the home of your dreams by designing its layout, choosing its furnishings, and altering the landscape. You can even add a pool or basement!
EXPLORE VIBRANT WORLDS Travel between worlds, explore unique neighborhoods, and discover interesting venues. Your Sims can visit new communities to expand their social circle, hangout with friends in parks, or find and collect fun new objects. PLAY WITH LIFE Control the rich and entertaining moments of your Sims’ lives from their relationships to their careers. Your choices shape every aspect of their lives from birth, to being a toddler, and into adulthood. Develop your Sims’ skills and pursue new hobbies.
“The addition of a console-version of The Sims 4 has been long-awaited by fans and newcomers alike, and we at Maxis are beyond excited to bring The Sims to new platforms,” said Executive Producer, Lyndsay Pearson in a press release. “The game delivers a beautiful The Sims experience on console and comes packed with tons of the fan-favorite content, so players can look forward to the unique gameplay, self-expression, and fun that have come to be tentpoles of The Sims brand. The possibilities to play with life are as endless as the players’ creativity.”
The Sims 4 for Xbox One is targeting a November 17 release. You will be able to start playing November 14 if you pre-order the Deluxe Edition. No prices have been listed as of yet. We’d also like to assume a PS4 version is coming as well and Nintendo Switch possibly, but nothing has been announced as of yet.
Update: A PS4 version has been confirmed.