Growing Together

The Sims 4 Growing Together: Family Dynamics!


Family Dynamics make relationships more meaningful!

The Sims 4 Growing Together

Today’s gameplay trailer for The Sims 4 Growing Together went more in-depth with a lot of features we already knew about, but it also revealed a new feature we haven’t seen before! Family Dynamics are a new feature of Growing Together and they shape the way each individual member of a household interacts with each other.

This is quite possibly the feature this author is most excited about, so let’s jump right into how Family Dynamics work in the Growing Together expansion!

The Sims 4 Growing Together: Family Dynamics

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A common complaint of Simmers is that family members tend to treat each other like any other Sim. It feels like they don’t even recognise each other as family in a lot of cases. The new Family Dynamics system aims to fix that problem in The Sims 4 Growing Together.

The gameplay trailer showed us a married couple who are very much in love and happy. Obviously, they have a close Family Dynamic between each other. We’re shown a popup of the UI where the player can set the family dynamic between two Sims in CAS. Moreover, it looks like it’s located in the family relationships tab. We love that we have some control over how our family members view each other in Growing Together. It allows us to tell the stories that we want.

The Sims 4 Growing Together

However, their son and daughter are not as close as they would like them to be. Their son is resentful of the fact that his baby sister is getting all the attention now. Also, he feels ignored and forgotten about. This has caused him to dislike his infant sister. Indeed, they have a difficult Family Dynamic. It’s really cool that even infants can have positive or negative family dynamics with their older relatives in Growing Together!

Furthermore, the different Family Dynamics we saw in the Growing Together trailer are Difficult, Distant, Close, and Jokesters. We don’t know if these are all the possible family dynamics coming with the expansion. We’re interested to see if there are more.

The Sims Team is hosting a long gameplay livestream for The Sims 4 Growing Together on March 3rd. Join us for full coverage and reports on the new information!

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A cranky old lady who prefers the company of cats and Sims over people. Occasionally peeks out from her lair long enough to chuck Sims articles at innocent bystanders.

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