Since early last year, we have seen a variety of new content released for The Sims 4. While the release schedule did not follow a similar pattern compared to previous years, we did get content in the form of one Stuff Pack, Game Pack and Expansion pack as well as nine new Kit-style Packs. Of course, this is not including content via Patches or the recently introduced Sims Delivery Express Feature.
However, you may be thinking, but this seems like a lot of content? It is definitely a lot of content, however, one thing that stands out is that we only saw one Stuff Pack last year. There are probably a number of reasons for this. Some of these could include the fact we saw the introduction of the new Kit pack types, many people were still working from home due to the current global situation and many more reasons.
The last Stuff Pack that was released was The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff back in January 2021!
While speculating if and why we haven’t had a new Stuff Pack in over a year isn’t the main aim of this article, I wanted to focus more on what not only myself but also what the community would love to see in future Stuff Packs while The Sims 4 is still in active development.
I decided to reach out to the community on Discord, Twitter and in our Facebook Group to see what kind of ideas they had for potential new Stuff Packs.
If we were to see more Stuff Packs this year for The Sims 4, what kind of things would you like to see? Genuinely curious but also writing a little something over on @TheSimCommunity 😊
— Krista (@LeeksPlays) January 31, 2022
After going through the replies, it was clear to see that many players echoed similar ideas for what they would love to see as a future Stuff Pack. With so many different ideas, it’s clear to see that Stuff Packs are still something that the community would love to see return.
There were a variety of different ideas shared and a number that if they weren’t viable for a Stuff Pack could also work as a Game Pack and maybe even an Expansion Pack.
For the purpose of this post, I’ve grouped together ideas that fit into similar categories.
- Teen Stuff
- Elder Stuff
- Baby/Toddler Stuff
- Kids Stuff
- Plant Sims
- Night Life
- After School/School Activities
- Tiny Pets (Rabbits, Hamsters, Birds)
- Retro Stuff
- Everyday items
- Household items
- Kitchen Appliances
You can see the original Tweet and all the replies here.
Another idea that popped up several times was a Wedding themed Stuff Pack. However, based upon the most recent Road Map released by The Sims Team, there has been a lot of speculation amongst the community that the next Game Pack could possibly be based around Weddings. While there is no official confirmation about this currently, however, it will be interesting to see what the next Game Pack is about when it is revealed.
A number of players also referred to some of the concept ideas that we saw from the previous Community Voted Stuff Packs and that it would be nice to see some of those features make their way into the game in some form as well.
There’s no denying that the more recent Stuff Packs have been more in-depth than earlier Stuff Packs, with many offering a good mixture of gameplay, Build Buy and Create A Sim options. Maybe we will see some of the earlier Stuff Packs receive a Pack Refresh, like we did with The Sims 4 Spa Day Game Pack.
Personally, I would love to see more Stuff Packs released in the future. Many of the ideas that the community have shared are ones that I would be interested to see, including more random household items, kitchen appliances and clutter in general, as well as more content for Teen and Elder Sims. I’d also love to see a Stuff Pack which would be more of a throwback to either The Sims or The Sims 2 where it would feature some classic items from that game, be it Create A Sim or Build Buy items, remade for The Sims 4.
With so many possibilities, it will be interesting to see when the next Stuff Pack is revealed and what it will be based upon.
What kind of Stuff Pack would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below!