A New Era for Sims 4 Mods is starting!
Today’s Behind The Sims Summit livestream event was not short of surprises! One in particular is the reveal and announcement of The Sims 4 teaming up with OverWolf to introduce us to a new way to experience Sims 4 Mods.
Lyndsay Pearson, who is the Vice President of Franchise Creative for The Sims or better known as SimGuruLyndsay revealed the news during the Behind The Sims Summit Livestream. The announcement to be exact was that The Sims 4 is partnering with OverWolf! Additionally how players will be able to use CurseForge platform to host high quality, trusted and curated Sims 4 mods and custom content from the community!
Who is OverWolf & CurseForge?
OverWolf is for gamers by fellow gamers. As people who have used mods and in-game apps first hand, they know the true value they have to gamers, creators and the community. By taking their knowledge and experience, they help games, just like The Sims 4 open up more possibilities for players to make a more unique experience. Of course, they also know what it is like to be a Custom Content Creator and Modder and offer support to creators where needed, as well as recognizing and celebrating their talents.
CurseForge on the other hand is the platform that as players, we will be using to access mods and custom content. They are the largest platform to find additional content for a variety of games other than just The Sims 4. This includes Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program and Stardew Valley to name a few!
What does this mean for players?
This is the first time that a game from within The Sims franchise has a dedicated, safe and trusted platform to download player created mods and custom content. As well as celebrating the many talented creators within our community, the partnership is described as being a supplementary experiences to players current modding experience in The Sims 4.
Players will be able to find all of their mods, add and remove them and keep them updated automatically by using the CurseForge client.
What players can expect when using CurseForge
- High Quality Premium Content
- Easy ways to discover new content and creators
- Managed, fully moderated and 100% safe content
- A professional Mod Manager
- Automatic Updates
- Safe and Simsy! Content that meets and respects The Sims guidelines and expectations
Take a look at the full partnership announcement for OverWolf below!
What does this mean for creators?
For creators, it will become an additional platform for them to not only share their content, but also earn real income too.
Which Creators will I find on the new Platform?
As the partnership is just beginning, a pilot group of creators has been invited to be a part of the Mod Squad, with the aim of expanding over time. A number of well known Sims 4 Mods and Custom Content creators have taken to social media to share the news!
Here are some of the many creators you’ll find on the CurseForge platform!
When does the CurseForge platform launch?
While no official launch date was revealed during the Behind The Sims Summit Livestream, a handful of the creators have mentioned that the new platform will be launching in mid-November. This is also confirmed on the official partnership page on the CurseForge website via an on-screen countdown.
Will Sims 4 Mods Ever be on Console?
A hot topic within the community for many years has always been if mods and custom content will ever be available to console players. Currently, there has been no confirmation that this new partnership will be expanding to console players.
As we learn and discover more information about this exciting new partnership between The Sims 4 and OverWolf we will be sure to share and update you right here on Sims Community!
Did you miss SimGuruLyndsay’s announcement during the livestream? You can find it starting at the twelve-minute mark in the video below!
Want to know more about Sims 4 Mods and Custom Content? Take a look at our getting started guide here!