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The Sims 4 Get to Work is now available Worldwide! (Press Release + FAQ)

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s time to get to work in The Sims™ 4. Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced that The Sims 4 Get to Work* is now available on PC and Mac in North America. In this first expansion pack for The Sims 4, players can deepen their relationships with their Sims by actively controlling them in three new careers (Doctor, Detective and Scientist) as well as creating and customizing their own Sim retail business.

In the three all-new careers, players will actively control their Sims’ decisions throughout the workday. They will meet fellow co-workers, explore the new career venues and decide whether to work toward that next promotion or wreak havoc on the workplace.

Start saving lives as a Doctor – take your Sims to work at the Hospital to examine patients, run x-rays, make diagnoses, perform surgeries and even deliver babies. Doctors will also make house calls to visit sick Sims. Sims can become sick through close interactions with other ill Sims and find relief by ordering medication.

Solve crimes as a Detective – your Sims will start their days at the Police Station to pick up new cases. Then they’ll be dispatched to crime scenes where they will gather evidence, track clues and collect witness statements in order to identify suspects and make arrests. Back at the Police Station they can search suspects, take their mug shots and fingerprints; even interrogate them in hopes of a confession. Sims in the Detective career can also patrol the streets and issue tickets to neighborhood menaces.

Climb the inventive heights as a Scientist – develop your Sims’ analytical mastermind to craft diabolical creations such as the Cloning Machine or the SimRay, which gives Scientists the ability to freeze other Sims, control their minds and transform objects. Scientist Sims can also create the ElectroFlux Wormhole Generator to whisk themselves away to Sixam, the mysterious home world of fan-favorite Aliens, who make a much anticipated return to The Sims 4.

In addition, players can run their own retail business by purchasing or creating a retail location, designing the store front and selecting what items to sell. Players can set prices, hire and manage employees, customize uniforms and work to make the final sale. From clothing boutiques to art galleries, or bakeries to bookstores, there is no limit to the type of retail business that can be created. Also new are the Photography and Baking skills that give Sims new things to learn, new things to do and achieve and new creations to sell.

The Sims 4 Get to Work is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and available on PC and Mac for $39.99 at various retail stores and for digital download. For more information, please visit www.TheSims.com/get-to-work.

*REQUIRES THE SIMS 4 GAME (SOLD SEPARATELY).

About The Sims

For more than a decade, The Sims™ has entertained millions of people across the globe and has made an indelible footprint on the interactive world. A world-renowned interactive entertainment phenomenon, The Sims has sold 175 million units to date and continues to enhance its rich multi-platform portfolio with offerings that inspire creativity and reach one of the broadest audiences in gaming. TheSims evolves its appeal by delivering gameplay experiences that are current, compelling and above all, entertaining. A microcosm of society, The Sims gives players the ability to play with life by creating and controlling virtual lives and telling meaningful stories. Hundreds of millions of players’ creations have been shared and downloaded by one of the most active player communities in the world. With a variety of unique gameplay themes, engaging content and collaborations with top brands and artists, there is something for everyone to love in The Sims and to play anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. For more information aboutThe Sims, visit www.TheSims.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon Age™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

EA SPORTS, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Sims 4 Get to Work?

The Sims 4 Get to Work is the first expansion pack we’re releasing for The Sims 4. It introduces three all-new active careers: Doctor, Detective and Scientist as well as the ability to create, customize and manage your own Sims retail business.

Do I need to own The Sims 4 game to play The Sims 4 Get to Work?

Yes, The Sims 4 game is required to install and play The Sims 4 Get to Work.

When will The Sims 4 Get to Work be available?

The Sims 4 Get to Work will be available starting March 31, 2015 in North America. Please check your local TheSims.com website for your local release date.

Do I need to purchase the PC and Mac versions separately?

Just like The Sims 4 game, one purchase gets you both the PC and Mac versions.

Will The Sims 4 release on as a physical disc?

Yes, you’ll be able to buy a physical disc for the PC version of The Sims 4 Get to Work. Within the box version, there will be a code included which will enable you to download the game on both PC and Mac through Origin™.

How do I change a lot so I can build a retail store in it?

When you’re setting up any unowned lot, click on the Lot Info Panel at the top center of the screen when in Build Mode, and change it to Retail.

Will you be able to design your own clothing/patterns/designs for items in the store?

You can design your own outfits by combining different styles in Create A Sim and dressing up a Mannequin for your store.

How do I find clues as a Detective?

When you’re at a crime scene, you can find clues around the scene and investigate them. You can also click on the floor and use the interaction “Search for Clues” – it’ll send out a pulse and highlight interactable objects within range.

How do I get to the crime scene from the Police Station?

You can get to a crime scene by interacting with the Crime Map at the Police Station.

Do I need to pay family members to work at my business?

Everyone in your household shares the same income from the business, so you don’t need to pay them separately.

Can I own and operate multiple retail stores?

Yes, you can. Though they won’t operate unless they’re staffed, so you’ll need to make sure you spend time at each of them.

How do I get to the Alien world?

You can get there by going through the Scientist Career and building an Electroflux Wormhole Generator, or you can max out your Rocket Science skill and upgrade the Rocket with the Wormhole Generator.

Can I visit the Hospital, Science Lab or Police Station if I’m not part of that career?

The Police Station and Science Lab are only able to be visited if you’re a Detective or Scientist respectively, but if your Sim is pregnant you can give birth at the Hospital.

What are the PC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4 Get to Work?

PC System Requirements

MINIMUM OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)

RAM: At least 2 GB RAM

DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only

HARD DRIVE: At least 2 GB of free space (12 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

What are the MAC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4 Get to Work?

Macintosh System Requirements

MINIMUM OS: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better

RAM: At least 4 GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 2 GB of free space (12 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.

What is The Sims 4 Get to Work rated?

The Sims 4 Get to Work is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Please check your local TheSims.com website

Written by Jovan Jovic

Founder of the Sims Community website. I do plenty of things around here including writing articles such as "Top 10 Disney Princesses in The Sims", social media management, video content creation, streaming and more!

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