A Sims 4 Developer is sceptical about big Pack Updates!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Sims 4 Pack Refreshes. The first (and so far only) Pack Refresh for Spa Day came out exactly two years ago. In case you’ve been out of the loop about what Pack Refreshes are, here’s a short event timeline that you might’ve missed out.
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The Sims 4 Pack Refreshes: What are they?
The concept of a Sims 4 Pack Refresh was first introduced in an official Community Survey from EA back in January 2020. The survey had listed all of the Expansion Packs and Game Packs released at the time – asking the player to choose which pack would they like to see get updated with more content and features.
There were options ranging from Get to Work to Island Living for Sims 4 Expansion Packs, as well as Outdoor Retreat to Realm of Magic for Sims 4 Game Packs.
We didn’t hear much after the survey was closed for a while. And then, EA and Maxis have made a surprise announcement of The Sims 4 Spa Day Game Pack Refresh in September 2021. The Sims 4 Spa Day Pack Update came with new Aspirations and Traits, New CAS and Build Items as well as meaningful new gameplay. It also introduced the addition of Customizable Nails to The Sims 4 Base Game.
Are we getting another Sims 4 Pack Refresh?
SimGuruAsh, the official developer for The Sims 4 has shared her perspective about more Sims 4 Pack Refreshes in the future. Although they’re sceptical about Pack Updates going as big as Sims 4 Spa Day, they are hoping for general refreshes to update packs.
So what does this mean? My opinion is that we won’t be seeing another grand update for a Sims 4 Pack like Spa Day. We’re well underway to learn more about the development of The Sims 5, and The Sims Team seems to be dedicated to bringing new Packs and Kits, rather than updating old content.
If we ever do see a Pack Update like the one for Sims 4 Spa Day, it probably won’t add new features to every aspect of the Pack’s contents. Spa Day had a big Pack Update which followed a branding change (Key Features, Assets and more) as well as gameplay improvements. It’s the first Sims 4 Pack Update of this scale, and probably the last in The Sims 4 Series.
In case you don’t know, we also had another instance of a Sims 4 Pack Refresh. More specifically multiple feature updates for multiple Sims 4 Stuff Packs!
What do you think?
There are still a few packs in The Sims 4 Catalogue that the community thinks they deserve another chance. Especially packs like Dine Out, which have troubling gameplay for a few years now.
Were you hoping for another Sims 4 Pack Refresh after Spa Day? If so, which one? Let us know in the comments below!