With T-minus two months until Sims 4 hits shelves, you probably already know a few things about it. You know you can customize your Sims more than ever before. You know you can download people and creations from an in-game gallery. You know your Sims are going to have complex emotions that dynamically affect their lives. But do you know about freeform Build Mode? The genetic manipulator to make family members look alike? The brand new desert where your Sims can start their digital lives?
I didn’t think so–but don’t fear! We’re here to tell you about eight of the coolest features we saw during our exclusive demo of The Sims 4, from enthralling a group of friends to shouting down the Grim Reaper.