If you love playing The Sims 4, you’re probably looking forward to the day when you can play it on consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, if reports are to be believed, this most likely won’t happen any time soon.
Rumors in late 2015 and early 2016 predicted that the life simulation game will be released in both Sony and Microsoft’s gaming consoles in March. However, March has come and gone without any signs of console versions of the game. Electronic Arts (EA), which publishes The Sims 4, also has not made any official announcements as to when they would make the much-awaited release.
According to rumors, the developers from Maxis and The Sims Studios apparently faced technical problems when porting the game into its console versions, which is why these still have not been released. There are also reports suggesting that EA plans to release the console versions two years after The Sims 4 was launched on Windows and Mac. Considering that the game was released on September 2014 for Windows and on February 2015 for Mac, its console versions may be made available in late 2016 or early 2017 — that is, if these rumors are true.
Fortunately, fans of the game have ways to keep themselves entertained while they wait for the PS4 and Xbox One versions to arrive. On March 22, EA released an update to The Sims 4, which not only fixes bugs in the game but also provides a couple of challenges for players. One of these is the Egg Challenge, in which players have to collect 12 Easter eggs to get a stuffed bunny. Another is the Spring Challenge, in which players have to find an interactive character named Jasmine Holiday and grow and harvest growfruit. The challenges will come to an end on April 21, so gamers should collect eggs and harvest their growfruit ASAP.
Players can also look forward to the new Restaurant Game Pack, which is said to be released soon. This will a great addition to the game since players currently have access to bars, clubs, and cafes. With restaurants being a part of The Sims 4 universe, people can make their Sims have a fine dining experience and enjoy the routine of dining out, which includes browsing through a menu, paying the bill, and maybe even skipping out on the check.
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