Growing Together

The Sims 4 Growing Together: What We Know from the Trailer


We break down all the new information!

The Sims 4 Growing Together

The Sims 4 Growing Together gameplay trailer dropped this morning and it was full of new information about this upcoming expansion pack. The gameplay trailer expanded upon features introduced in the Sims blog and the reveal trailer, such as milestones and social compatibility. It also introduced us to a new feature called Family Dynamics, which players will be able to control themselves to tell the kinds of family stories they want.

So let’s dive right in and go over everything discussed in today’s gameplay trailer for The Sims 4 Growing Together!

The Sims 4 Growing Together New Features

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Hopewell Hills is a new neighbourhood in San Sequoia, the new world shipping with The Sims 4 Growing Together. Indeed, Hopewell Hills is where the Michaelson family lives. The trailer showed off this lush suburban area with plenty of trees.

In-Law Visits

The Sims 4 Growing Together

Previous promotional footage from The Sims 4 Growing Together suggested that relatives coming to visit was going to be implemented as a new gameplay feature. Today’s trailer confirmed that. Furthermore, we’re shown a grandfather walking up to the Michaelson house with luggage in tow. he narrator confirms that he is here temporarily as an overnight guest.

Family Dynamics

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We’re introduced to something we haven’t seen before in The Sims 4 Growing Together: Family Dynamics! Each member of a household can now have a unique relationship with every other household member set by the player. We saw the married couple in the trailer have a close family dynamic, while their son and daughter have a difficult family dynamic. Moreover, this is going to inform the way those family members interact with each other.

Also, these are probably not all the dynamics in the expansion. These are just the ones we saw in the trailer:

  • Distant
  • Jokesters
  • Difficult
  • Close

Social Compatibility

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Social compatibility was expanded upon in the gameplay trailer for The Sims 4 Growing Together! Likes and Dislikes came in a base game update shortly prior to the release of The Sims 4 Snowy Escape. The new expansion pack will expand on this feature. Sims who have common interests will have good social compatibility. Sims with opposing interests will have bad social compatibility. This compatibility will also affect how those Sims interact with each other.

We also saw some new likes and dislikes but it was hard to tell exactly what they were. One icon featured the famous thinker statue and another was of a boxing glove coming out of a jack in the box.


The Sims 4 Growing Together

We know quite a bit about milestones at this point from previous promotional material, but we see some specific milestones in the trailer that we haven’t seen before. Certainly, this may not be an exhaustive list of every milestone in the expansion pack. We’re just listing all the milestones we saw in The Sims 4 Growing Together trailer. Also, keep in mind that these are likely not the literal names of these milestones. The trailer displayed these milestones as unlabeled icons.

New milestones for adults include:

  • Falling in love
  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Starting a fire
  • Getting fired

Milestones for children include:

  • Losing a baby tooth
  • Learning to ride a bike

New milestones for infants include:

  • Poopy diapers
  • Baths
  • Trying new foods
  • Using a chair to pull themselves to a standing position
  • Learning to roll over
  • Learning to crawl

Other Details

The Sims 4 Growing Together

Also, there were a lot of other small details in The Sims 4 Growing Together and new objects that some Simmers may have already spotted in previous promotional material. Indeed, there’s a treehouse shown in the backyard of the Michaelson home. Moreover, there’s an adorable shot of a child Sim kissing his infant sister on the forehead. We see the upright piano again in a different swatch. Also, there appears to be a new baby bassinet in the background of a shot, and we even see a very tiny adult and child walking together on a sidewalk in the distance. We hope this means Sims will be able to go on walks and hikes around any neighbourhood, not just in Mt. Komorebi.

Also, what are you most excited for in The Sims 4 Growing Together? Did you spot any details that we missed? Tell us in the comments! Indeed, we always love hearing from the Simming community.

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