In today’s Inside Maxis Livestream The Sims Team has revealed a new Update Type for The Sims 4 called Sims Delivery Express. Through these Sims Deliveries you’ll be able to instantly receive game content, small bug fixes and more without having to update your entire The Sims 4 Base Game.
Check out what the team had to say about SDX coming to The Sims 4 soon:
Sims Delivery Express (SDX) will be a system that will deliver free content to your Base Game as a complimentary, and a little bit more spontaneous sibiling than our regular Game Updates. You won’t need to do a full Patch to get content through this system. Hopefully it’s a seamless companion to our Game Updates.
A Sim Delivery could be a Build Mode asset, or a Create A Sim asset. It can be a clothing, a hair, an accessory or a combination of those. It can be something in Build Mode or a couple of things in Build Mode. It could be tiny little fixes that don’t need a Base Game update to apply to your game. Something that’s not complex so that we can potentially get them in your game that way.
Whenever Sims Deliveries are out all you need to do is launch your game as per usual and your game will check to see if there’s new content available. You won’t need to do much to know what’s going on. If there’s content available – you’ll download it and restart your game after the download is completed. It’s seamless in that way.
SDX will be available on PC, Mac, Playstation and Xbox. We’ll have a full peak at this system in the next Inside Maxis as it’s not coming in the next Game Update but in a future one.
This content will be free for all players and this content should not negatively impact Mods or CC content so they should not be disabled when this content comes downloaded into your game.
Sims Delivery Express won’t cover major bug fixes, giant updates. We’re not releasing Worlds or anything big content-wise in that nature. We’re not releasing Packs via this system or any changes to the User Interface. It’s just a sister companion to the Base Game Updates.
As a note for Console players – you’ll need to link your Console Account to an EA Account to be able to use SDX when it comes available.
Every Sims Delivery, either previously downloaded or not downloaded by a player will be included in a future Game Update after. Except when there’s limited content. We’ll try to incorporate those in a future Game Update so that if you miss it – you’ll eventually have it.
We are super excited to be bringing these type of content to The Sims 4 Base Game and beyond. We have so much going on and so much planned for The Sims 4. Keep an eye out for our updates because stuff is happening…
You can check out the full official segment from Inside Maxis that we transcribed down below:
What are your thoughts on the new Update Mechanism coming to The Sims 4? Let us know in the comments!