The Sims Team has released an official Frequently Asked Questions Page for The Sims 4 Console.
Will there be an early access trial for EA Access members?
Yes! Xbox One owners with an EA Access subscription will be able to try the game as soon as November 9th. Conditions, limitations, and exclusions apply.
What do I get for pre-ordering the Standard Edition?
By pre-ordering the Standard Edition* on console, you will receive The Sims™ 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs, more fashion, and bonus décor at launch.
*Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.ea.com/the-sims/the-sims4/console/disclaimers for details.
What do I get for pre-ordering the Deluxe Party Edition?
By pre-ordering the Deluxe Party Edition** on console, you will get access to the game up to 3 days early (November 14th), alongside: The Sims™ 4 Perfect Patio Stuff; Life of the Party Digital Content; Up All Night Digital Content; and Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content. The Life of the Party Digital Content features the Flaming Tiki Bar and sleek, stylized outfits for your Sims, the Up All Night Digital Content features the Laser Light Show, fun decorations, and outrageous party costumes, and the Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content features a collection of fun animal hats for your Sims to wear and show off.
**Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.ea.com/the-sims/the-sims4/console/disclaimers for details
What features are in this version?
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will contain some of the great updates added to the base game since launch, ranging from Ghosts and Pools, to New Careers, Half-Walls, Dishwashers and more. Not to mention, we also added the world of Newcrest to give your Sims space to continue to grow; overhauled the Create a Sim tool to provide expanded gender customization options; and most recently, added Toddlers as a new playable life state!
Will I be able to use in-game cheats?
Absolutely! Players will be able to use nearly every cheat from PC on console.
How will the Gallery work and how can player share user generated content?
The Gallery will not be available in the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions, but players can still share their experience using the social features that are integrated into those platforms.
Will you continue to release free game updates post launch as you have done on the PC?
We aim to update the game periodically with new features and enhancements.
What downloadable content will be released?
We’ll be revisiting The Sims 4 DLC lineup to bring some your favorite Expansion, Game, and Stuff Packs to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after launch, and are excited to share more information in the months ahead.
When will downloadable content be released?
We’ll have more information to share in the coming months, but we look forward to sharing some of the best The Sims 4 experiences with players on console after launch.
Will downloadable content be priced the same as on PC?
Yes, prices will be on par with those in Origin, not including sales/promotions.
What social features will there be on Console?
Console players will be able to share screenshots, stream gameplay using the platforms’ built-in functionality, and access the in-game game hub.
If I own The Sims 4 on PC or Mac, do my downloadable content purchases transfer to Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions?
Content purchased is platform specific and will not be transferable to a new platform.
If I own The Sims 4 on PC or Mac, do my file saves and creations transfer to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions?
Save files and creations are specific to the platform they are originally created on and are non-transferable.
If I don’t pre-order, can I still get The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack at a later date?
Don’t worry, you won’t miss out! The Sims 4™ Perfect Patio Stuff Pack will be available for purchase after launch.
What team is developing the game?
Maxis is working with the talented team at Blind Squirrel Games to bring The Sims 4 to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Will there be achievements/trophies available?
Yes! We will have trophy/achievement support on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.