The Sims 4

The Sims 4’s Production likely to be slowed down by the latest Voice Actors Strike Movement

SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild) has announced the following on their website:

Despite years of concerted effort and negotiating sessions, video game employers have steadfastly refused to reach a fair deal during our contract negotiations.

A last attempt to reach an agreement with video game employers was not successful. Management remains unwilling to agree to fair terms that would bring the interactive contract into the 21st century. Therefore, as of Oct. 21, 2016, SAG-AFTRA is on strike against the following video game employers with regard to all games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015:


SAG-AFTRA has updated their list of Video Games affected by this strike, and one of those games is The Sims 4 (codename Sims Olympus).


This means that, as long as the strike is active, voice-acting work for The Sims 4 Pack(s) will be put on hold. It’s still unclear how many upcoming Packs are being affected by these events as The Sims Team themselves have confirmed that they work on multiple Packs at a time. Of course, not all Packs are currently in the voice-acting stage but until the strike gets resolved, there will be no voice-acting for the game.

Courtesy of Variety.

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  • Marru

    I wonder if “Pets” would be The Sims 4 Pets :/

  • Rees

    Maybe this will give the sims team some more time to work on improving the game and make it more than just a pretty looking game.

    • Khristiaan

      Yeah really. Windenburg was a perfect example of what happens when you take your damn time on what your working for. Passion before fashion please EA!

  • DarkAuthor13

    So I guess we’re not getting another expansion pack for three years.

    • Leandro Páez

      Simlish is not english or any other real languaje

      • DarkAuthor13

        It was a joke. XD

  • Khristiaan

    Good! Now EA have no choice but to take their time to make a high quality product that doesn’t require the sacrifice of animations or game play alike (cough elevators cough).

  • Snobnose

    I thought sims 4 only had one female and one male for the voices anyway.

  • Tonin

    Maybe this is good, The DEV’s say they don’t have enough time to make Content for The Sims.

  • pandie

    Olympus… jesus… so its true.. we’ve got a scrapped game

  • Jonathan Willis

    Ok but can’t they just reuse voice work already in the game? It all does sound pretty much the same anyway

    • Regina Coburn

      Nope – the contract was just for the game they did – it can’t be reused in something else.

  • Hanz96

    TS4 is getting better? How? Or… Am I living in the different world than you? O.o

    • Leandro Páez

      People than come from TS1 and TS2 and see TS4 think than Open World was a fail at TS3 because lags and bugs
      (but is EA than wanted ensure compatibility with old computers)

  • Autumn Peirson

    So I assume, we won’t be getting anything new for the sims 4 in a while.