In case you missed it, check out the livestream that takes you through one of the most manipulative things you can do in the game. When it comes to building, that is!
Terrain manipulation will provide more ways for you to be creative, giving you the freedom to build and customize your worlds in unique ways. You'll be able to expand landscape features and building options, and adjust heights to create hillsides or ditches.
You can also:
- Construct a house above ground or under a crafted hill
- Build pools and foundations that can be adjusted by height
- Line stairs along elevated terrain
- Experiment with a new half-height wall
There will be specific tools to help bring your vision to life, as well:
- Raise / Lower Terrain (Brush Tool)
- Smooth Terrain (Brush Tool)
- Flatten Terrain (Rectangular Area Tool)
- Flatten Lot (One-Shot)
Additionally, The Sims 4 will have a "Flatten to Height" tool that combines the functionality of Flatten Terrain with Raise / Lower Terrain at defined foundation increments. A slider or hotkeys can be used to jump to height levels. The Flatten-To-Height tool should display an arrow that auto flips depending if the terrain is going up or down.
So, what we're trying to say is, you can now raise the roof.
More Updates and a Big Surprise
For newer players, there will be an updated tutorial to help you get into the game faster. Plus, you can:
- Receive extra assistance with a voiceover narrator
- Have a Guided Entry when selecting Aspirations
- Get custom homes designed for your story
- Experience an updated World Select screen
You'll also get to choose the name of a Sim's career, as well as a description of the job that your Sim is performing. Now when other Sims ask what their career is, they won't reply that their unemployed.
Plus, if you ever wanted to see the world through the eyes of your Sims . . .
WE'RE INTRODUCING A FIRST-PERSON CAMERA OPTION!
Please excuse the all-caps, but this. Is. Huge. We're so excited to see how this will change the way you play.
Style Influencer Career
Start as a Rag Reviewer, developing the Writing Skill and interviewing other Sims. Then, advance your Sim by working on Photography and Painting Skills. With new objects, like the digital sketchpad, you can take their career on the go. Your Sim can work from home, write some articles, and slowly but surely, work their way up.
In this career, your Sim can become a stylist and makeover other Sims with their own creativity. Once your Sim progresses even further, they can start fashion trends for the entire world!