The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Create A Sim is getting a “Story Mode”

In today’s Maxis Monthly Livestream The Sims Team has revealed that the upcoming update for The Sims 4 will be bringing a “Story Quiz”.

As explained by SimGuruGraham, the Story Quiz allows you to give your Sims some premade characteristics straight from Create A Sim! After opening up Create A Sim you’ll be getting a prompt screen asking if you’d like to create your Sim’s story in CAS. You have an option to agree and start the quiz or refuse the quiz and create a Sim without any premade characteristics.

After agreeing you’ll first get a chance to choose from which life stage you want to begin. Right now there’s only an option to choose between Young Adult, Adult and Elder. Then you’ll be taken through 10 simple random questions asking about everyday situations that usually occur in The Sims 4’s live mode. The questions you’ll get might revolve around simple things such as what your Sim wanted to do when they were younger or might be very specific.

Each pack installed that brings new gameplay will give you a chance to get a specific personality question tied into that pack. For example, the question down below saying “What do I most want to do on a trip to Selvadorada?” will influence your Sim by giving them a certain level of the Selvadoradian Culture Skill when starting the game.

Thgere are 10 questions in total and you can keep track of the number of questions you’ve answered in the bar down below. You also have the ability to randomize and switch up to a new question if you’d like to attach a different type of gameplay element / characteristic to your Sim.

Completing the Story Quiz will give you a Story overview on the left side of Create A Sim. Your Sim might start off already at a set career level or they might be completely unemployed depending on your choices. They’ll also gain certain skills depending on the questions you’ve decided to answer as well as a Starting Fund when starting your game.

For example, this Sim has a high starting fund!

If you choose to do a Story Quiz your Sim will also be assigned with a specific Aspiration and traits that you won’t be able to change back. All other changes such as the appearance of your Sim and what are they wearing will be customizable!

Want to see what the new CAS tool looks like in action? Check out the livestream replay down below!

About the author


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!